The North & South Short, Short Story competition is back. Last year’s entries were of such a high standard, we’re hoping for another bundle of flash fiction gems. Again, stories must be 300 words or fewer. There are no boundaries as to themes, structure or narrative styles; we’ll be looking for small but perfectly formed yarns. We want your best efforts, so the competition will be open until March 11 2019, with the winners’ stories published in our May issue, on sale April 15.
Plus: $150 for two runners-up
Maximum number of words is 300, excluding title. There is no restriction on theme or style. You can enter as many times as you wish. Submissions must be received by March 11 2019 Submissions must be in English, and the competition is open to all NZ citizens and residents. Entries must be the work of the entrant and must be previously unpublished (print or online). Upload your entry below. Submissions may also be sent as attachments (not in the body of the email) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries can also be sent by post to: Short, Short Story Competition, North & South, Private Bag 92512, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141. The judges’ decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into. North & South holds publishing rights for one year after publication, thereafter those rights revert to the author