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Short Short Story Competition




A very short, short-short Story Competition

Here’s a real challenge for Manawatu writers!

Write a very short story – 30 – 50 words. 


Two categories this year: Youth (13-18 years) and Adult (18 years plus)

The best 3 stories in each category will be used to decorate six display boards in the Feilding Library, for the Manawatu Writers’ Festival in September 2018.

Open category.


Winners Prize: Youth $50 voucher, Adult $100 voucher.


Competition opens 1 July and closes 31 July 2018.

Entries will be sent to the judge, Tina Makereti, Lecture of Creative Writing at Massey University on 1st August.  Winners will be announced mid August


(Stories that include scatological terminology will be excluded).







Select Category *  

Please upload your story below, make sure we are able to copy the text for the winning stories are published in the library.

By clicking Submit, you agree to all Terms & Conditions outlined in this competition.