AUT's annual creative writing competition. There are three categories in the competition: Short story: Emerging (15 - 20 years); Short story: Open (21 years and over); Short graphic fiction: Open (15 years and over)
Takahe alternates between poetry and short story competitions each year. The Takahe Collective Trust is a non-profit organisation that aims to support emerging and published writers, poets, artists and cultural commentators.
Annual contest. Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers. No theme or genre restrictions. Maximum 2,500 words. Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place).
For a single poem in the English language. The winner will receive a cash prize, publication and a trip to Cork, Ireland to read their poem. 2nd place and 10 runners up will be published in Southword Literary Journal and receive publication fees.