Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

The 2018 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

The winner will receive $500.00, presented by Graeme Lay and the Graeme Lay Trophy

Second and third place will receive a bottle of wine

All finalists will receive certificates of merit

The winner will have their story read at the AGM Registration night Friday May 25th

Conditions of entry

The competition is open to all NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast. Entries should contain 1500 words or fewer.  The manuscript should be typewritten, on A4 sheets, double-spaced, and with clear margins.

Entry Fee $10.00

There is no limit to the number of entries per person.

Please send Cheque or cash with a hard copy of your story to The Graeme Lay Short Story Competition, c/o The NZSA, PO Box 7701, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141..

For those wishing to pay by bank transfer the account is

NZSA Auckland Branch   ASB Account 12 3048 0123097 00   Please give name and short story name and Graeme Lay.

Should you wish to email your short story please email to Graeme Lay Comp c/o

A title page should contain the title of the story, the number of words it contains and the writer’s nom-de-plume.

Hard copies of the entries should be posted to:

The closing date for entries is 25th April 2018