2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION in association with NZSA TOP OF THE SOUTH BRANCH
The 2021 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and NZSA Top of the South Branch, with prizes awarded half as book vouchers and half as cash.
The word limit is 1500 words. Writers may submit as many entries to the competition as they like, provided an entry fee of $2
0 is paid for each story. All stories receive feedback, with the judge providing a written assessment of the ten short-listed stories. The top three entries receive prizes to the following value: First, $500; Second, $300; Third, $200. Submissions must be made by email to
The competition will be judged by Rajorshi Chakraborti, an Indian-born novelist, essayist and short story writer who now lives with his family in Wellington.
The closing date for entries is Friday 30 April. The results of the competition will be announced on Friday 4 June.
The full conditions of entry and an entry form for the 2021 Short Story Competition can be downloaded from
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