BNZ is putting out the call for New Zealand’s best published, novice, student and short story writers, as the BNZ Literary Awards entries open for 2014.
With a 56 year history and a $10,000 grand prize, the country’s preeminent short story awards continue to boom. 2013 was the most successful year in the award’s history with a 20% increase in entries across all four categories from the previous year.
Prizes for each category are:
- BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award – $10,000 prize money
- BNZ Novice Writer Award- for unpublished writers – $1,500 prize money
- BNZ Young Writer Award – for writers who are at secondary school – $1,500 for the student and $2000 for the winner’s school.
- BNZ Short Short Story Award – $500 prize money
The winners will be announced later this year in September in an awards ceremony in Wellington.