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And now it’s over….

The 2019 takahē Monica Taylor Poetry Prize has closed

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. The judging is now in process…. And the results will be announced on our competitions page and in the December print issue of takahē.

Sorry, we don’t have another competition about to run but there will be one in due course. Keep checking our website for announcements.

And you can continue to submit – poems, flash fiction and short fiction –  the editors are looking forward to reading your work.

Final Results of the 2018/9 Short Story Competition!

At last, the final results are out. Go to our Competitions page  to see who won, who came second and who was highly commended. Congratulation to all of you. It has been a hugely successful enterprise with many, many entrants. And our wonderful judge, Nod Ghosh, was impressed by the standard of these, so well done and thank you to everyone who entered.

We will be running another short story competition in due course,  but there’s no need to wait for that, our poetry competition is still open and we look forward to an avalanche of entries as the deadline (31 August 2019) approaches.  What better to do in these cold winter days but to pen a poem? So get writing and let us have the fruits of your labours.

The short story competition short list has been announced

Ten stories have been chosen. Huge congratulations to all those whose work has been listed. Click here to see who’s on it. There were so many entries that getting this far is a great achievement. The winners will be announced and the judges report published when our online August issue comes out.

Our poetry competition is still open. So come on you poets let us have your best work. Click here  to access the competitions page to find out how to enter…. If you don’t enter you can’t win. Simple isn’t it?

Announcing the Short Story Competition Long List

Congratulations to all those on it. Our judge, Nod Ghosh, was impressed by the quality of the entries, so don’t be too disappointed if you are not listed. You can see the names of the writers and their stories on our competition page.

Our short list will be published towards the end of June and the winners will be announced in our August on-line issue.

Our poetry competition is currently running….. We look forward to receiving your work.

Our Short Story Competition is over and now it’s time for the poets

Our short story competition closed on 31 March and thanks so much to all of you who entered. We were impressed by the quality and quantity of the entries. We had a record number of stories submitted, 30% higher than our previous maximum and the judge was impressed by the standard of many of these.

The long list will be published towards the end of May. If you’re not on it, don’t be too disappointed, there were so many good pieces and sadly not all of them could be on the list.

One word of warning. If you’re entering a competition, please read the entry rules…. These were not always followed.

And now for some good news. Poets, it’s your turn next. Our poetry competition is about to open. Go to our competition page for all the information about this.