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Wallace Arts Trust Short Fiction Contest

The winners of the 2016 Wallace Arts Trust Short Fiction Contest are:

This year's winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Prize for best short story is Jade du Preez with "Lily of the Valley". Jade du Preez is an artist, currently studying for a law degree with a view to a career in human rights.

The runner up in the Wallace Arts Trust Prize for short fiction is Nod Ghosh with "seven Lesbians and a Bar of Soap". Nod Ghosh is a medical laboratory scientist in Christchurch and has had stories accepted by in various NZ and international publications.. Nod's maxim: Writers are like humans, but they watch less television.

The competition provides a safe and supportive environment for both emerging and established writers to share their stories. Other than a set length of 750 words and a theme "A Kiwi Romance", there are no restrictions; entries might express the triumph and joy of alternate sexuality, or the pain and difficulty. They might be funny or sad, sweet or bitter, outrageous or introspective.

With the support of The Wallace Foundation, GABA Trust and, we are awarding $600 cash and publication on for the winning story and $300 cash for the runner up.

The Prizes will be presented during Same Same But Different, a LGBTQI literary festival taking place during Pride on 13 February 2016 at AUT. Jade will read her winning piece join a panel at the session Now & Then - featuring well established writers and new voices.


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