Short Story Competition 2016 Short List

three takaheShort Story Competition 2016 Short List:

 

We are thrilled to offer a big congratulations to those of you who have reached the short list.

 

 

The list:

In no particular order:

Kokako  –   Hamilton

Helicopter  –   Dunedin

The Girl with the Spoon in Her Eye   –   Dunedin

 Family Likenesses   –   Wellington

 The Dead Man  –    France

 Happiness   –   Auckland

 Doling Out Dad   –   Dunedin

 Blue   –   Christchurch

Names and final placings will be revealed along with our Judge’s report in August. It is great to see stories from such a broad regional and international spread.

A huge thank you to each and every writer who made the effort, wrote, polished and sent us stories. Without you this competition does not happen. You are all stars.

It is never easy choosing and our judge has said that she has been impressed by such a wide and interesting range of topics and approaches.

I read a good piece of advice for writers the other day, apparently we should read twice as much as we write. So if the sun won’t shine and the washing won’t dry, at least I can console myself that reading a chapter or two is NOT wasted time. Happy reading, happy writing, happy days!

 

1 Comment

  • Karen Zelas, Fiction Editor

    July 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm Reply

    That’s eight writers who will be happy tonight. Congratulations to you all, as well as those whose work has not been selected. It takes bravery to enter competitions and face up to the risk of not winning, without feeling devastated. It is great that we had so many writers putting their work forward. Thank you.

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