Our Annual Short Story Competition
The Top of the South branch of New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) organises an annual Short Story Competition which is jointly sponsored by Page & Blackmore and the branch, with prizes awarded in the form of both book vouchers and cash.
Past judges of the competition are Alan Carter, Catherine Chidgey, Kevin Ireland, Tina Shaw, Ted Dawe, Graeme Lay, Brigid Lowry, Gavin Bishop, Carl Nixon, David Hill, Fiona Kidman and Owen Marshall.
Winning and shortlisted stories are published in a biennial anthology which also includes poems that have been displayed in the window of Page & Blackmore Booksellers. All contributors receive a free copy.
In previous years the competition has opened for entries in January and closed at the beginning of April, allowing the results to be announced at the Top of the South branch's AGM. Come back to this page at the end of the year to find out more about the 2020 competition and how to enter.
Read the 2016 and 2017 prize-winning stories in Horizons 3, published in September 2017.
$20.00 plus $3.60 post & packing
The 2015 and 2014 prize-winning stories appeared in Horizons 2, published in August 2015.
Out of print
The 2013 and 2012 prize-winning stories appeared in Horizons, which was published in September 2013.
Out of print
There was no competition in 2011