This blog post is a challenge for all New Zealand writers and those who wonder if they dare call themselves writers. I apologise if aiming a competition at one nationality seems restrictive, but we’re only a small country and need to encourage all our local writers. I believe in the value of writing competitions enough to encourage all Kiwi writers to enter.
Manawatu Women Writers is a group of energetic, dedicated writers based in Palmerston North, New Zealand. We meet once a month to share our writing and support each other in our writing endeavours.
Every second year the group runs a writing competition to encourage fellow writers to extend writing skills and submit their best work. The competition is for poets and short story writers, no matter where in New Zealand you live. There are no age restrictions and prize money is available in both the Open and Young Adult sections.
Writing competitions are great motivation. They can extend us all as writers, challenging us to have a go at new genres or attempting to lift our skills to the next level.
This year’s Manawatu Women Writers Association writing competition closes 30 September 2013. So there’s no time to waste.
Entry forms and conditions of entry can be obtained from Dorothy Alexander, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Find out more and support this small group in our effort to encourage New Zealand writing by sending for your entry form now. Then start writing.
We look forward to receiving your entry before the closing date.