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UKZN Time of The Writer (TOW) Short Story Competition 2023 : University of KwaZulu-Natal

Organisation : University of KwaZulu-Natal
Competition Name : Time of The Writer (TOW) Short Story Competition 2023
Applicable For : Residents of South Africa
Last Date : 10th March 2023
Website : https://tow.ukzn.ac.za/

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What is UKZN Time of The Writer Short Story Competition?

Calling all aspiring writers! Win R5000 and get your story published in an anthology! The 26th edition of the UKZN Time of the Writer festival is coming up in March and we wanted to give unpublished writers an opportunity to interpret our theme PLACEMAKING: ROOTS, IMAGINATION, EXPRESSION, INFLUENCE in the form of a short story. Judged by Niq Mhlongo, Shafinaaz Hassim, Dr Phindile Dlamini, and Dr Themba Qwabe. Closing date is 10th March 2023.

Related / Similar Competition : Fak’ugesi Festival Poster & Theme Song Competition 2023

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How To Participate in the UKZN Time of The Writer Short Story Competition?

Writers are invited to submit an original short story (fiction) of 1500-2000 words in either English (or) isiZulu. Please read the instructions carefully and use the Google Form to submit.

** Writers must be residents of South Africa.
** Age: 18 and above.
** Short story must not have appeared in any other publication (print or digital) before.
** Short story must be written in either English or isiZulu.
** Short story must have a title.
** The author’s name must not be typed on the manuscript.
** Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line Spacing: 1.5.
** Maximum 2000 words.
** Must be a follower of Time of the Writer on Facebook and/or Instagram and send us your social media handle.

Apply Here : https://tow.ukzn.ac.za/02/2023/time-of-the-writer-2023-short-story-competition/

Prizes of UKZN Time of The Writer Short Story Competition

One winner will be selected from each of the 2 languages and each will win R5000. The top 5 will be mentored by a published author in a series of writing workshops and have their short story published in an anthology later this year.

** 1st place (English): R5000.00
** 1st place (isiZulu) R5000.00
** The top 5 will be selected for writing mentorship and later published in an anthology.

What is the Last Date of UKZN Time of The Writer Short Story Competition?

Last Date of UKZN Time of The Writer Short Story Competition is 10th March 2023.


For any further information, contact us on Facebook or Instagram @timeofthewriter or visit https://tow.ukzn.ac.za

About Centre for Creative Arts:
The Centre for Creative Arts upholds Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Creativity as guaranteed in Section 16 of the South African Constitution. The Centre for Creative Arts recognises that artists may sometimes live and work in States whose values may not always be in accordance with the values of the South African Constitution but the Centre for Creative Arts commits to protect and advance the rights of any artist who freely chooses to participate in the Centre’s festivals where their voices and artistic expressions can contribute to building a better world for all people.

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