This year, as part of Short Story Day, we will be running two competitons for African writers who can’t legally drive or vote. If you live in Africa, can hold a pen or type, and are under eighteen, this means YOU! Prizes are sponsored by Books Live, SA Writers’ College, S.A. Partridge, Lauri Kubuitsile and Helen Brain.
YA Writing Competition (for under 18s)
WIN A WRITING COURSE FROM SA WRITERS’ COLLEGE, S.A. PARTRIDGE’S NOVELS PLUS A BOOK VOUCHER!
The amazing S.A. Partridge, South Africa’s award wining YA writer, will be giving away a signed copy of each of her novels, The Goblet Club, Fuse and Dark Poppy’s Demise, to one promising young writer. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! The winner will recieve a Creative Writing Course For High School Students, valued at R2795, from SA Writers’ College, specialists in writing tution. More about the course here. And, if all of that weren’t enough to set your pens on fire, the prize also includes a R500 voucher from Exclusive Books, sponsored by Books Live, and bragging rights when we publish your story amongst some of Africa’s most talented writers for the world to see.
S.A. Partridge is judging the competition so this is your chance to get on her radar.
All you have to do is write a story about being Young in the City. The city can be anywhere in Africa, or a city of your imagining. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to a city. Fiction is your tool, your imagination your only boundary.
You can follow @Sapartridge and @BooksLiveSA on Twitter. Commended stories will receive a mention on our website, and a book from one of Africa’s many talented YA writers. See the competition guidelines here.