The NorthWrite2013 collaborative competition for short stories and/or poetry is now open for entries and closes at midnight (NZ time) 15 November 2013. Entries received after this time will not be considered. Judges are Michelle Elvy and Tim Jones, and there is a minimum prize pool of $500. There is an entry fee of $20 per entry which is equivalent to $10 per person since each entry must be a collaboration between two people.
· The competition is open to all New Zealand citizens and residents, and each entry must be the combined work of two people.
- Entries must be previously unpublished (this includes in print and online) and previously unplaced in any other competition.
- Entries can be in story or poem form, or in a combination of the two as follows (word and line limits exclude the title):
o Story: Either one story (maximum 750 words) written collaboratively, or two stories (total word count not to exceed 750 words) where one has been written as a response to the other.
o Poem: Either one poem written collaboratively (maximum of 60 lines) or two poems (total number of lines not to exceed 60) where one has been written as a response to the other.
o Combination: One poem (maximum 30 lines) and one story (maximum 325 words) where one has been written in response to the other.
The official full rules, regulations and submission details can be found here.