Thanks to all who entered stories in the 2016 takahē Short Story Competition. With that deadline behind you, it is time to pick up your pen, get out your laptop. Finish off and send a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org for the first online issue of takahē magazine – takahē 87 – which will appear on this website in August.
The new online publication of takahē is a special opportunity for those who like to write longer stories, as we can accommodate stories up to 5000 words. Longer is not necessarily better, though, so make every word count. Give us depth. Give us complexity. Give us freshness. Make us want more.
Christchurch author Nod Ghosh is the Guest Fiction writer for the first online issue. You will have read her insightful, even magical stories in previous issues of takahē. I look forward to seeing what she has for us this time.
Submissions for the online issue takahē 87 will need to be received by 1 July 2016, at the very latest.