Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations

takahē is pleased to have nominated two short stories for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best short story:

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Taemumu Richardson – Empire Developments’ Show Home 

Toni Wi – Atria

Congratulations to these two wonderful writers, and all the best of luck!

If you have a favourite speculative fiction piece from takahē’s 2019 issues (95, 96, and 97), you can nominate too! Visit the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand to find out more.


Best Microfiction success

A huge congratulations to the two takahē writers who’ve had work selected for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2020! And as always, thank you for choosing takahē as a home for your work.

Of our nominations, guest editor Michael Martone has cherry-picked:

Frankie’s story The Fish My Father Gave Me, from Atticus Review, has also won a spot in the anthology.

Best Microfiction, due out with Pelekinesis in April 2020, is a collection of the best English language stories under 400 words from around the world. This year’s anthology will also include some internationally acclaimed writers of the short form, including K M Elkes, Kathryn Kulpa, and Cathy Ulrich, among many others. Here’s the full list of the selected stories.



Best Small Fictions 2020

The takahē nominations for Best Small Fictions 2020 are:

A Good Match – Frankie McMillan

A New Fairy Tale – Allan Drew

Every V Her Feathers – Rachel J Fenton

One Out of the Hat – Frankie McMillan

The horses – Megan Kitching [print only, t95]

Congratulations to these wonderful writers, and all the very best of luck!

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