Competition for writers on
Budding writers are urged to sharpen their pencils and compete for $1700 worth of prizes in this year’s Western Districts Short Story Competition.
The annual contest draws entries from all over the country and is also open to fulltime Intermediate and secondary school pupils whose work will be judged in the junior section. It is in its 21st year and schools of winning writers will be awarded a $100 bonus prize as part of the birthday celebrations.
Manuscripts must be original and previously unpublished. Entries close on August 20 and should not exceed 2000 words.
Many past entrants have gone on to have their winning stories published, and even had other works accepted for publication.
A $5 entry fee is required for each open section entry and $1 per junior submission.
For more information and entry details, send a stamped, addressed envelope to WDSSC PO Box 83-065, Edmonton, Wai-takere city or email to shirdav @ihug.co.nz.
“It is also essential that a return envelope is included if you wish to receive a copy of the results and judges’ comments,” Mr Knight says. “Results by email will be sent to those who are on the database.”
Prizegiving is on October 1.