Entries open for learners’ short story contest

2018-03-22 06:01

HIGH School learners across South Africa are now invited to submit their entries for the Giving Them Wings Foundation’s first annual short story contest.

The organisation is a non-profit company that works with disadvantaged township schools in the Eastern Cape by assisting the young to flourish and prosper during their school careers.

To enter, learners are expected to write, in English, no more than 1 500 words of fiction on any subject.

Only one entry per student is permitted and schools may enter as many students as they wish.

Prizes up for grabs

  • For the writers: First place, Macbook Air, second place, R3 000 and third place R1 500.
  • For the school: Overall first place winner will receive R15 000 for the school, and the 30 best stories will be published in an anthology to be available in 2019.

The contest will be judged by Paul Wessels, co-founder of Deep South Publishing with Robert Berold.

Wessels currently co-ordinates the Masters in Creative Writing Course at Rhodes University and is also the author of My Ghost In The Bush Of Lies.

Stories must be typed in Times New Roman, font 12 and submitted to givingthemwings@gmail.com, while enquiries and application forms can be sent and requested at info@gtwfund.co.za. Deadline date for submissions is July 6.


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