February 12, 2019
Search on for best Maori writing
The Maori Literature Trust has revamped its Pikihuia short story awards as it tries to flush out the best Maori writing.
Trust chair Robyn Bargh says it wants to encourage Maori writers to enter regardless of what level they are at, including new writing talent, emerging writers who have already shown promise, as well as the best from published writers.
There are six new categories in this year’s award, covering first-time writers, emerging writers and published writers in te reo Maori or in English.
The winner of each category will receive a cash prize of $2000, two highly commended finalists in each category will receive a cash prize of $500 each, and selected winners and finalists will be published in Huia Short Stories 13.
Entries must be in by April 8, and the winners will be announced in September.
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