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Closing Date for 2015 Short Sharp Stories Awards Creeps Closer

If you haven’t submitted your entry for the 2015 Short Sharp Stories Award you still have some time – until Sunday, to be precise.

Bloody SatisfiedAdults OnlyThe Short Sharp Stories Award, made possible by the National Arts Festival, is an annual South African short story competition for new fiction, with the winners being published in a themed anthology. Previous themes touched on the blood and guts of crime stories, published as Bloody Satisfied, and modern sex stories, published as Adults Only.

The theme for next year’s anthology is “Incredible Journey“, calling on uniquely South African voices to capture rollercoaster rides of incredible experience, telling tales of travel, change and momentum.

The closing date for submissions is 30 November, 2014. Shortlisted writers will be notified by 31 March, 2015. Have a look at the rules and regulations:


By email to
Submissions should be accompanied by the signed declaration which you can download here.
Stories are preferably to be set in 11 point, Times Roman, at one and half line spacing.
Entries should be sent as a file attachment in one of the following file formats: PDF (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

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