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Call for entries: University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English

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The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English is now open for the submission of works published in 2016.

The prize is open to works in any genre, in two categories: “main” and “debut”.

Entries close on 30 November, 2016.

See the press release for more details:

Please send your submissions (5 copies of each) to us by 30 November 2016. Second (and last date) for submission: 30 January 2017.

Works may be submitted in either or both of these categories:

  • UJ prize for South African Writing in English; and
  • UJ debut prize for South African Writing in English.

 
The value of the prizes is:

  • UJ Prize: R75 000
  • UJ Debut Prize: R30 000

 
The selection panel

The selection panel comprises the following five members:

  • Three members of the Department of English, UJ
  • Two academics from other universities; or one academic from another university and one member from the media industry or publishing

 
Genre

We do not link the prizes to a specific genre. This may make the evaluation more difficult in the sense that, for example, a volume of poetry, a novel and a biographical work must be measured against one another, but our intention is to open the prize to as many forms of writing as possible.
 
Please send all submissions to Mrs Nicole Moore at the address listed below:

  • By courier:

Nicole Moore
University of Johannesburg
English Dept
B-Ring 721
Kingsway Road
Auckland Park
Johannesburg

  • By mail:

Nicole Moore
University of Johannesburg
English Dept
PO Box 526
Auckland Park 2006
Johannesburg

Phone: 011-559-2063
Enquiries: Nicole Moore (nicolem@uj.ac.za)

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By mail:

Nicole Moore
University of Johannesburg
English Dept
PO Box 526
Auckland Park 2006
Johannesburg

Phone: 011-559-2063
Enquiries: Nicole Moore (nicolem@uj.ac.za)

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