We’ve had an avalanche of fiction submissions for the August online issue. Our Fiction Editor is somewhere under there, tunnelling her way to daylight, with only a bendy spoon in hand and some fortified gumption in her guts…thanks to everyone who submitted!
While fiction submissions for takahē 96 are now closed, we’d love to receive your short stories and flash fiction sets for our December print issue (takahē 97).
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 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.
We’re busy posting to our subscribers and select bookshops, including Scorpio and Unity. In case you’re peckish in the meantime, we have plenty of online snacks.
Special guests bring us bushels this issue: Frankie McMillan (fiction), Simone Kaho (poetry), and Kim Lowe (art).
We have an insightful essay about our origin story from Sandra Arnold: takahē: When the Bird Hatched, and thankfully, an editorial from Art and Essays Editor, Andrew Paul Wood, which manages to put words to our feelings about the devastating mosque attacks of March 15th.
A special thanks to all our contributors, readers, and supporters this autumn. Keep well, and read well too. Kotahitanga.
… and that is when our short story competition ends. So, if you haven’t already – and thanks to all of you who have entered – it’s time to send us your best short fiction. Our judge is already enjoying reading your stories and hopes for more.
We’re looking forward to an avalanche of entries before April arrives. If you don’t send us your work, you can’t win. Simple really. Now get writing, the ironing can wait and there’s nothing wrong with an untidy kitchen or weeds in the garden.