Re-Draft is an annual competition for teenage writers. It is open to all, not just those who are working on School for Young Writers programmes.
Each year we publish a book (Re-Draft 2001, Redraft 2002, and the more simply titled Re-Draft 3, Re-Draft 4, and so on) containing the best entries received.
The competition and successive publications are funded by income from the books. The continuance of this opportunity for teenagers is dependent, therefore, on sales.
For this reason we do not publish the competition entry form except in the back of the current issue of
Re-Draft, and we do not post the entry form out to prospective contributors.
Copies of the latest edition of Re-Draft are available from educational and public libraries, from booksellers and from the School for Young Writers.
Intending contributors are strongly advised to read at least the previous years collection to familiarise themselves with the standard of writing that is likely to be successful.
The 2013 entry form may be photocopied from the back of any copy of the eleventh Re-Draft edition
The Temptation of Sunlight.
There are reasons for this. One is that sales of books are the sole source of funding for this marvellous opportunity for you. We need therefore to make the book available and to get people using it.
A more important reason from your point of view, is that it will help you become familiar with the sorts of things that succeed in such a competition.
We choose writing that is of publishable standard, so you need to know what that means. By reading, you can also see how flexible the standards are!
A third reason is that the best teenage writing in New Zealand is wonderful. These are your peers who are writing so well, and they deserve your respect.
If, however, you are having genuine difficulty in locating
The Temptation of Sunlight, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will help you out.
Here are the covers of our past
Re-Draft publications. If you hover your cursor over a cover, it will show which issue it is. Click on any cover to see a sample of the work contained therein.