Our Annual Short Story Competition
The Top of the South branch of NZSA organises the annual Short Story Competition sponsored by Page & Blackmore Booksellers of Nelson.
This national competition is judged by a different, noted New Zealand writer each year, and all entrants receive written feedback on the stories submitted. Past judges are Kevin Ireland, Tina Shaw, Ted Dawe, Graeme Lay, Brigid Lowry, Gavin Bishop, Carl Nixon, David Hill and Fiona Kidman.
Winning and short-listed stories are published in a biennial anthology which also includes poems that have been displayed in the windows of the Nelson Provincial Museum and Page & Blackmore Booksellers. All contributors receive a free copy.
Read the 2016 and 2017 prize-winning stories in Horizons 3, published in September 2017.
$20.00 plus $3.00 post & packing
The 2015 and 2014 prize-winning stories appeared in Horizons 2, published in August 2015.
Out of print
Read the 2013 and 2012 prize-winning stories in Horizons, which was published in September 2013.
There are a few copies still available
$10.00 plus $3.00 post & packing
There was no competition in 2011