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Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

This week in the Mir­ror we are launch­ing a short story competition for res­i­dents of the Queen­stown Lakes and Cen­tral Otago Dis­tricts. I am super ex­cited.

Reg­u­lar read­ers might re­call my pre­vi­ous mus­ings on the im­por­tance of good lit­er­a­ture and en­cour­ag­ing read­ing and writ­ing in a dig­i­tal world over­come by tar­geted ad­ver­tis­ing and niche in­ter­ests.

Now we are put­ting our money where our mouth is.

This is an op­por­tu­nity for as­pir­ing and ex­pe­ri­enced writ­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties to have a crack at writ­ing a 750-word story and be in to win some great prizes and be pub­lished.

The bonus for the rest of us is we have the plea­sure of read­ing and en­joy­ing this work. One of the best things about short sto­ries is that in a short pe­riod of time we can be trans­ported away to a new world, meet new char­ac­ters, and ex­pe­ri­ence new emo­tions.

We hope you en­joy par­tic­i­pat­ing - as reader and writer. More in­for­ma­tion is on page 5 and page 9.

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