• Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day August 23

    The date for this year’s Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day is Friday 23 August. Event registrations and seed funding applications are now OPEN. Head over to www.poetryday.co.nz for registration forms, resources and more. Let’s come together to make poetry shine! #NZPoetryDay.

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  • The Letter Review – submisions close Oct 31 for poetry, short story… & journal submissions

    The Letter Review Prize for Short Stories Entries close 31st October 11:59 pm (ET) First place: $600 USD and publication. Second place: $250 USD and publication. Third place: $150 and publication. 20 stories longlisted. 10 shortlisted. All entries are considered for publication. For tales between 400 – 3000 words. Open to writers from anywhere in […]

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  • AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU – new initiative and publishing opportunity

      AT THE BAY | I TE KOKORU Aotearoa Stories Nau mai haere mai Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand’s short story organisation Te wāhi mō ngā paki, te tuhi momorua me whakamātau, te pakiwaitara tere me poto. A space for short stories, hybrid and experimental writing, flash and microfiction.Te whakanui i te matatau o te […]

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  • Languages of Aotearoa anthology deadline extended – submit this week!

    Languages of Aotearoa anthology deadline extended through July 15.        CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Extended to midnight, Friday 15 July 2022A new volume of micro fictions celebrating languages of Aotearoa!National Flash Fiction Day celebrates 10 years: 2012-2022. This year we will publish an anthology of microfictions with the theme ‘Languages of Aotearoa’. This is an open call […]

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  • Jane Ussher’s ‘Nature – Stilled’ judged NZ’s best designed book

    Covid 19 restrictions disrupted this year’s PANZ Book Design Awards, but the nation’s most beautiful books were still celebrated, albeit via a virtual ceremony.  Publishers, authors, editors and, most importantly, designers, gathered together online this evening to laud this year’s crop of standout titles.  The big winner on the night was Nature – Stilled by Jane Ussher […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day winners 2021

      Announcing… the NFFD winners — all titles and authors are posted here!  Susan Wardell — 1st Catherine Trundle — 2nd Sophia Wilson — 3rd Melanie Dixon — Highly Commended Vera Dong — Highly Commended Tim Saunders — Highly Commended and the MICRO MADNESS winners, posted each day June 01 – 22 here!  Congratulations to Tom O’Brien […]

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  • Reflex Press – submissions open for Flash Fiction

    Autumn 2021 – Open for Entries Prizes: £1,200 first, £600 second, £300 third, £150 fourth (approx. $1,700, $850, $425, $215) Deadline: 31 August 2021 Entry fee: Choose your own! Judge: Emma Neale   Entry Form   Please use the entry form below for your flash fiction submissions. Please read the Rules before submi tting your entry. If you […]

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  • Announcing the 2021 Flash Fiction longlist

    Writers: please share the news if your title is on the Long List, but please do not share which story is yours while the judges are still deliberating. Thank you!  alphabetically by title:   A Moth in the Clementines Alan Recuperating on a Bed of Rabbits Centripetal Force Cloud Storage Cows Doing the Math Encounter […]

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  • A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2021 is open now for entries through to 30 April!  

      NFFD 2021 is open through 30 April!   Submit your best 300-word stories!    See an interview with the judges for the 2021 competition: Rachel Smith speaks with Diane Brown and Paula Morris. Coming soon: an interview with youth judge Kerry Lane. The youth competition moved in 2020 to an international competition with free entry – curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.  All youth writers […]

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  • 2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION – NZSA Top of South – now open

    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 […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2021 is OPEN

    NFFD 2021 is open!  The competition runs February 15 – April 15. Submit your best 300-word stories!   The judges for the 2021 competition are acclaimed poet Diane Brown and prize-winning novelist, essayist and anthologist Paula Morris.   The youth competition moved in 2020 to an international competition with free entry – guest judged in 2021 by poet Kerry Lane and curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.  All youth writers welcome! Note […]

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