2021 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

Open to all NZSA members
$500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize
Opens Thursday 09 September, closes 4pm, Thursday 14 October
Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch

Conditions of entry

  • The competition is open to all NZSA members.
  • All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast.
  • before the competition results are announced.
  • copyright remains with the author. The prize is cash only and not publication.
  • Entries should contain 1500 words or fewer.
  • The manuscript should be typewritten, on A4 sheets, double-spaced, with clear margins and saved as a pdf file.
  • A $10 entry fee is required to confirm entry. Once you have entered an email will be sent to confirm payment details.
  • Members may apply as many times as they wish – a separate entry form and fee needs to be paid for each story.
  • Author’s name MUST NOT appear on the story.
  • Stories must have a title which should match exactly what is on the entry form.

Have you read and understand these conditions? Great! Enter the competition here.