Writing competitions

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Want to try your hand at a writing competition? Here are some to enter: The Press Summer Fiction competition, Re-draft (for 13 to 19 year olds), The South Island Writers’ Association Short Story Competition and Takahe’s poetry competition.

The Press Summer Fiction Competition
The Press will repeat its popular Summer Fiction series in December 2008 and January 2009, serialising two pieces of unpublished fiction. 

They will choose the works by way of public competition.
Subject matter and setting are yours to choose – the rules of the competition relate to form, not content. The form is six separate chapters, or interlinked stories, each of 1500 words, that will run on consecutive days. The commission is worth $2000 and is for single publication rights, meaning you will retain copyright.

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