However, it has a lot to do with the first of May, which I've been waiting for since March and am now quite excited has arrived.
In March, entries for the Six Pack closed, and I was too lazy to even enter. So I decided to enter the BNZ Katherine Mansfield short story competition instead, which is open for entries from 1 May to 30 June.
Woo! I couldn't wait, and started readying a story in early April. I've since decided to throw out that story, but I have two new possibilities; one of which was my Life Writing story (which, yes, got a C+) and one of which was my second story for Advanced Fiction Writing.
Well, I can't enter it yet; or I could, but I want to get the feedback about my second story and rework it again before I enter it.
However, the main purpose of this post is simply to spread the word. If any writers are reading this, do be aware of the competition. There are three sections: young writers (only for secondary school students), novice and premier. The prizes are $1500 for the novice section and $10,000 for the premier section; and I'm extremely annoyed that, because I had a piece published in The Listener seven years ago, for which I was paid the grand sum of fifty dollars, I'm no longer eligible to enter the novice section. I don't have a hope of winning the premier section, but I'll enter anyway.
Now I can't wait for Tuesday, to get back my mark and comments on my story! Ohh, I hope people like it. If I get a crap mark, I just won't know what to do.