New competition launched

2008-02-27 00:00

The 2008 Citizen Book Prize in association with 30° South Publishers was launched recently. Details of this year’s competition will appear shortly in Thursday editions of Citivibe, the Citizen’s leisure and entertainment section. Entries close on April 30.

Budding authors are called to put together a synopsis of their manuscript and to send it to 30° South Publishers as soon as possible. Address details can be found on the website:

Then, each Thursday for 10 weeks starting in May, Citivibe will publish one 500-word synopsis from a shortlist. The reading public can then vote for it. Voting for each entry will only be open for one week starting on the Thursday it is featured in the paper. At the end of the 10-week period, the votes are tallied and the winner announced.

The winner receives:

• R10 000 cash courtesy of the Citizen; and

• a writing course to the value of R4 500 courtesy of The Write Co.

The manuscript will be published by 30° South Publishers in time for Christmas 2008 and the book will also be submitted for the 2009 Exclusive Books Homebru promotion.

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