There are three age categories:
Age 7 to 9
Maximum word count 750 words.
Judge: Lotte Wotherspoon. Lotte is the author of the outstanding picture books, Pukeko Dancing on the Old Dirt Track and Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm.
Maximum word Count: 1000 words
Judge: Hannah Tunnicliffe. Hannah has written three books for adults, The Colour of Tea, Season of Salt and Honey and French Wedding, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one children’s picture book.
Maximum word count: 2000 words
Judge: Sue Orr. Sue has written two collections of short stories: Etiquette for a Dinner Party and From Under the Overcoat (which was a winner at the 2012 NZ Book Awards); and one bestselling novel, The Party Line.
Drop your story into
Paradox Books, 26 Victoria Road, Devonport or email to ShortStory@paradoxbooks.co.nz
by Monday 8 May 2017.
Winners will be announced on Monday 29 May 2017.The winner in each category will receive a $50 book voucher and a book pack. The two runners-up in each category will receive a book pack. The winners’ stories will also be published on our website.
The 2017 finalists for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced; the very best of NZ fiction, poetry, non-fiction and illustrated non-fiction.
ACORN FOUNDATION FICTION PRIZE
ROYAL SOCIETY TE APĀRANGI AWARD FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION