Takahe 72

Takahe Magazine publishes short fiction, poetry and art. Takahe 72 is on the bookstore shelves now and you can find a story of mine called ‘After the Concert’ in the latest Autumn Issue, amongst work by a host of established and emerging writers. It also features artist Joanna Langford, with a fantastic image spread and essay by Cassandra Fusco.

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The long and the short of it

The Long and the Short of It competition book free when you purchase Sport 39: The best stories over 10,000 words and under 1000 words as judged by Elizabeth Knox, Bill Manhire and Emily Perkins are:

The best story over 10,000 words:

‘The Road to Tokomairiro’ by Lawrence Patchett

The best story under 1000 words:

‘Clean Hands Save Lives’ by Kirsten McDougall

Highly commended (under 1000 words):

‘The Orienteer’ by Rachel O’Neill

‘The Waikato Farmers’ by Craig Cliff

Highly commended (over 10,000 words):

‘Anchorage’ by Sylvie Thomson

‘When We Were Bread’ by Anna Jackson