March 23, 2021
Pikihuia Awards rich source of Maori talent
The call has gone out for entries to the 2021 Pikihuia short story awards.
Māori Literature Trust chair Robyn Bargh says the biannual awards have become an institution in New Zealand literature, paving the way for new writing talent.
The trust is committed to supporting the future writing careers that spring from the Pikihuia Awards, as it’s those new and unique perspectives that ultimately shape New Zealand literature and sets it apart on the world stage.
Past winners include James George, Tina Makereti and Steph Matuku.
The short stories will be judged across four categories: two for first-time writers and two for emerging writers in both Māori language and English language writing.
Those who enter will be considered for publication in Huia Short Stories 14.
Entries close on Monday April 12.
For more information about how to enter go to mlt.org.nz.
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