Our judges this year are Carole Beu and David Herkt. Carole is the proud owner/manager of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland and one of the best-read people in the country. David is a writer and has published memoirs, short stories, poetry and arts journalism, including many interviews and book reviews. The judges are looking for writing flair and creative brilliance. Their decision is final.
Please state in your covering email if you are eligible for the promising young writer award. All entries will be judged for the overall contest winner.
Entries will close on 5 January 2022. The winners will be announced during our seventh samesame but different festival, 18-19 February 2022.
Go with your heart and share your story. LGBTQIA+ readers in Aotearoa are very keen to read more of our own stories.
For the contest rules and how to enter, keep scrolling: