Friday, February 27, 2009

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009

This is a new scoop. You can't imagine how I came about this one, but, boy it's real for the great and aspiring great writers out there.

Wasafiri. That surely sounds familiar, doesn't it? Well, it's a great literary magazine based in London. It's celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The theme: 25!

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2009 is open to writers all over the world. The creative submissions come in three categories - poetry, non fiction and fiction. You can submit in any one genre. There is an entry fee of five pounds per entry. Visually impaired entrants and/or those who cannot type due to disability may submit through audio CD. The closing date is 30th June 2009.

So, here's the rundown of it all:
Categories: Poetry, Short Story and Non fiction.
The judges: Susheila Nasta, Mimi Khalvati, Margaret Busby and Blake Morrison.
Closing Date: 30th June 2009.
Open to: All writers regardless of ... all the regardlesses.

You can as well go to their website if you want to fetch water from the source.

Did I remember to say good luck?
And by the way, the prize money is: 300 Pound Sterling. That can buy you a few things.

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