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  • The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2023 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

    The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2023 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand, the prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme. The competition is run by Forty South Publishing, the largest book publisher in Tasmania and publisher of Forty

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  • A winning way with words. The 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story awards are announced

    A winning way with words – The 2022 Sunday Star-Times short story awards are announced A tale of two of life’s casualties in a portrait that is wistful and poignant has scooped the top prize at this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards. Wellingtonian Bernard Steeds won the open category, with

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  • Tina Makereti wins 2022 Landfall Essay Competition

    Otago University Press: Tina Makereti has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Landfall Essay Competition with her striking essay about her journey surviving breast cancer. Lumpectomy is an exploration of the body and its boundaries. In writing that is both poised and honest, Tina shares what surprised her

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