With Nabokov we saw a high watermark of entries, which necessitated a broad shortlist. December represents a holiday period for many around the world, a time of celebration, new ideas and challenges. This year was no different. First let’s welcome […]
By Ash Warren Like Australians and soccer, it’s an unspoken truth that the Japanese have never really gotten into Christmas. It seems to lie in a rather lonely place on the edge of the plate somehow, next to the brocolli […]
This week let’s talk about pathways.
This week we’re going to break with (recent) tradition a little bit and talk about scoring.
If it seemed like a long list this week, that’s cause it was. Duets & Duvets Part 2 brought together ten authors for a decathlon of dreamy and sometimes deadly flash fiction stories, breaking the shortlist record of 9 made […]
For those interested in maths and stats, this week’s all gentleman-ly three author shortlist was one third the size of last week’s record breaking (and all female) shortlist for the Duets & Duvets Award Part 1.
The subscription referral prize is a way for authors to get free feedback and help NiTH at the same time.
A massive shortlist last week, with nine authors vying for top spot in a comp of romantic interludes, trysts, affairs, assassinations and assignations. And in the spirit of people coming together, there was more than one winner this week, but […]
It seems fitting that when we asked for stories about superheroes, two of NiTH’s most heroic writers stepped up the the plate. Better still, less than a point separated our two duelists. Let’s recap:
A note from Martin on how we’re getting funded moving forward, as well as the direction of Needle In The Hay.
So part 3 of the Trilogy Award came with a bit of a surprise, a big surprise in fact, with authors challenged to write the final piece for someone else’s trilogy. Disruptive ideas don’t always work out, but this time […]
The What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award Love is a many splendour thing! Over the last month we’ve seen a myriad interpretations of what it can mean to us, the tragedy, the power, the fortune […]
To make our competition feedback delivery more reliable (and efficient) feedback will now be hosted on the NiTH forums. Starting from ‘The Trilogy Award Pt:1” Each author will find their feedback under a private section in the ‘My NiTH’ section […]
Our final 11, as voted by the long list judging pool. Best od luck everyone!
Find new stories for our Major Contest Long List every day. Sunday 21st February: Chosen | Carmel Lillis Love Thy Neighbour | GJ Maher Saturday 20th February: A Favour | Daniel Norrish The Social Script Of Love | Kate McIntosh Friday 19th […]
Hi all, In a couple of days we’ll begin publishing our major competition long list, bringing you great stories written by dozens of authors from around the globe. With over $2000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, it’s a […]
If you’ve been using Google Docs for web in recent times you are probably familiar with the research option. It lets you highlight sections of text and search the web for meanings, images and statistics. Essentially it’s Google Search from […]
Born on July 1 1980, Harry Potter turns 35 today!
If your a little sick of seeing all these goody two shoes superheroes cavorting around the big screen and saving the day then maybe it’s time to check out Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners series. Optioned or film adaptation by Fox Studios. […]
Our featured author this month is a writer who needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway. Rising up the ranks to currently hold the title of Winningest Author at NiTH (an honour she currently shares with British writer Debb Bouch), Amber […]
Spoilers ahead, you have been warned.
Three lonely hearts faced off in the Porcupines Need Love Too Award, A Character Study where writers were challenged to write about a character that had trouble connecting with others. Smaller short lists mean a better chance of coming first, […]
You may have heard the recent news that Amazon is now valued at US$264 billion, making it ‘bigger’ than Walmart. The reason? John Potter tells you how it is.
Kepler-452b. Remember the name of that planet, your grandchildren might live there.
The University of Iowa received a pleasent suprise recently when 73 year old local collector of Sci Fi and Fantasy fiction domated his entire collection to the University. Allen Lewis began reading genre fiction age of 12, but it wasn’t […]
If you like your Cycling, SciFi and/or feminism then you might want to check out Elly Blue’s Kickstarter for Pedal Zombies. 13 short pieces about the state of ‘The Situation’, where Zombies and humans must live together regardless of their […]