Short Story 2017


The Cooney Insurance Short Story competition is now open for entries. The theme is “A Stranger”. Word limit is 1500 words. Entries close 28 February 2017.

Thanks to Cooney Insurance for being the Short Story Sponsor.

First prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250. Plus these prizewinners will also receive a free 1-year subscription to Freelance magazine. Freelance – Writers Helping Writers is New Zealand’s only magazine for creative writers.

If you would like to check out the winning entries from 2016…

1st Prize Ria Masae  Story: Porcelain by Ria Masae
2nd Prize Amy Martin  Story: Good by Amy Martin
3rd Prize Melanie Dixon  Story: The Albatross by Melanie Dixon