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LexiCon Announces Short Story & Drabble Competitions

LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, are pleased to announce details of two competitions being run as part of the convention: the Short Story and Drabble contests. There will also be competitions for Art, filking, and costuming, with details to come.

SpecFicNZ are proud to support these competitions, and hope that many of you will enter.

Short Story Competition

In association with SpecFicNZ.


The winners will be selected from the shortlist by our Guest of Honour, Seanan McGuire. Pre-judging will be carried out by Andi Buchanan and Cassie Hart, the LexiCon co-chairs and editors of the Sir Julius Vogel Award winning anthology Tales for Canterbury.


  • First Prize: $150, and publication in the LexiCon Convention Programme
  • Second Prize: $75, and a selection of print books to be awarded at LexiCon
  • Third Prize: $25, and a selection of print books to be awarded at LexiCon

All cash prizes kindly donated by SpecFicNZ.

Drabble Competition

Never written fiction before? This is a great place to start. A drabble tells a story in 100 words, no more, no less.


The LexiCon Convention Committee, all of whom are experienced writers and/or editors.


The authors of the top three drabbles will be awarded a selection of print books and publication in the LexiCon Convention Programme.

Deadline is March 31st 2017. For full details of both competitions, check out the LexiCon website.


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