Graeme Lay (pictured) is an editor and a prolific writer of stories, magazine articles, television plays, and books of fiction and non-fiction.
He was books editor of North & South magazine from 1990-1999, and in 1999 and 2002 he was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for his YA novels.
The winner of the Graeme Lay Short Story Competition will receive $250.00, presented by Graeme Lay himself, at the December meeting of the branch, where the story will be read to the assembled members.
The winning short story will be published in the issue of The New Zealand Author which follows the December meeting
There is a $10.00 entry fee. More than one story may be submitted, but the entry fee applies to each story entered. A title page should contain the title of the story, the number of words it contains and the writer’s nom-de-plume.
In a brief covering note, provide your name and address, the title of your story and the nom-de-plume you have used on the manuscript.
Hard copies of the entries and the $10.00 entry fee per story should be posted to:
The Graeme Lay Short Story Competition, c/o The NZSA, PO Box 7701, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141.
The closing date for entries is 31st October 2011