For the last two years we, Rachel Smith and Jane Seaford, have been the joint fiction editors for takahē magazine. And we’ve both enjoyed reading the submissions and working together. We’ve just done our selection for December and that will be the last issue we work on, as we are moving on. Rachel will be focusing more on her own writing and Jane will become the takahē competition secretary. Zoë Meager is taking over from us. And we think she’s looking forward to the role. It’s hard work at times but it’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to read so many stories written by both New Zealand and overseas writers. We very much enjoy the emails we get from those whose work we accept and it’s also lovely when writers whose pieces we have decided not to take thank us for the comments we’ve made on their stories , telling us that they‘ve found them helpful.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted to us. So now, over to you, Zoë. And to you writers who support takahē, keep those stories coming in.