Competitions

 

 

The Takahē Short Story Competition 2019

is now open

 

The competition will be judged by Nod Ghosh

First Prize: $250

Second Prize: $100

Maximum length for each story submitted is 2,500 words and entries must be emailed (comps@takahe.org.nz) or sent  to us no later than 31st March  2019

Results and the winning story will be published on-line in takahē 96 (August  2019) and all entries will considered for publication. Download the 2019 Takahe Short Story Comp Entry Form here.

 

Nod Ghosh’s publications include the novella-in flash ‘The Crazed Wind’ (Truth Serum Press), and inclusion in Landfall, JAAM and Takahē. Further details: http://www.nodghosh.com/about/

 

 

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2018 Takahē monica Taylor Poetry PRiZe

is now closed

Judged by James Norcliffe

First Prize: $250

Second Prize: $100

The maximum length for each poem submitted is 50 lines. Entries must be emailed to comps@takahe.org.nz or posted no later than Friday 31st August 2018.

Results and the winning poem will be published in takahē 94 (December 2018), and all entries will considered for publication. Download the 2018 Takahe Poetry Competition Entry Form.

James Norcliffe is a poet, novelist and short story writer with work appearing in journals world-wide and translated into several languages. His publications include a collection of short stories, nine poetry collections – most recently Dark Days in the Oxygen Cafe (VUP)  – and several award-winning novels for young people including The Loblolly Boy series (Longacre/Random). His most recent books for young people are The Pirates and the Nightmaker and Twice Upon A Time (Longacre/Random, 2015 and 2017, respectively). He has been poetry editor for the Christchurch Press, poetry editor for takahē and editor for Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction. He has worked, with Harry Ricketts and Siobhan Harvey, as editor of the major anthology Essential New Zealand Poems – Facing the Empty Page (Godwit/Random, 2014) and with Joanna Preston he edited Leaving the Red Zone, Poems from the Canterbury Earthquakes (Clerestory Press, 2016). To be launched in August is Bonsai: Best Small Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand edited with Michelle Elvy and Frankie McMillan (Canterbury University Press). James’ flash fiction was included in Flash Fiction International (W. W. Norton, 2015). He is currently resident at the Randell Cottage in Wellington where he is working on a novel. 

Results OUT:

Takahē Short Story Competition 2017

Judged by Eileen Merriman

Results and the winning entry were published in takahē 92.
Click here to read the judge’s report.

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Past Results

The 2017 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 91Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2016 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 88.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2016 short story competition closed at the end of March, and the results were published in takahē 87.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2015 poetry competition closed at the end of August, and the results were published in takahē 85.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 poetry competition closed at the end of September, and the results were published in takahē 83.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 short story competition closed at the end of March, and the results were published in takahē 82.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

The 2014 cultural studies competition closed at the end of January and the results were published in takahē 81.
Click here to read the Judge’s Report.

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For all competition queries please contact our competition secretary: comps@takahe.org.nz