The SA Writers College 2015 Annual Short Story Award

The SA Writers College 2015 Annual Short Story Award

This competition is aimed at acknowledging excellence in creative writing in the short storey genre. The competition is open to emerging writers that reside in South Africa and who has had fewer than four stories/ articles published in any format.

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SA Writers College is also celebrating their 10 year anniversary and in celebration they are offering bumper prizes in 2015.


  • First Prize – R10 000
  • Second Prize – R5000
  • Third Prize – R2000

The top five entries will also be published on the college site and the top five winners will also receive editorial comments on their submitted works.

Competition Guidelines

  • The Theme is THE ANIVERSARY
  • Entry is limited to South African residents only
  • Entries should have a maximum word count of 2000 words
  • Writers can interpret and represent the theme in any way they choose.
  • Writers that have had fewer than four publications in any genre and format will be accepted
  • Stories must not have been previously published
  • Only one story per entrant is allowed
  • Only e-mail submissions are accepted. Stories should be attached as a word document with the subject line – SAWC Annual Short Story Competition

Entry Format

  • The first page of the word document needs to include the story title, your name, email address and total number of words
  • Your name should not appear on any page of your story
  • Use 1.5 double spacing between lines, a clear line between paragraphs, use font like Times New Roman and size 12 or more.
  • Make sure your story is edited.

The closing date is the 31st March 2015.



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