Annual Competition

RESULTS – ANNUAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION September 2016 judged by Ian Tennent
1st – Lessons in Xenophobia by Raj Isaac.(Winner of the Francis Bond Trophy)
2nd – Those Who Would Listen by Laura Campell.
3rd – Birds of Change by Angelique Pacheco
Highly commended – The Coming Of the Crow by Philna Smith and Valentine’s Rose by Jenny Young



ANNUAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2017 – Rules and Guidelines
PLEASE NOTE: e-mail entries ONLY

THEME:         Open
GENRE:         Short Story (fiction only)
WORD COUNT:     3000 words
CLOSING DATE:     30 September 2017
FEE:  The entry fee is R60. members and R100 for non-members. If you  would like to receive a critique of your entry an additional R10 is payable. You may submit more than one entry, each with the prescribed fee/s.

1) All competition submissions must be in English.
2) Entries may not exceed 3000 words.
3) Entries must not have been previously published nor been placed in any competitions.
4) The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
5) Entries will be judged on literary merit, use of imagination and ability to enthrall.
6) Entries must be double spaced.
7) Provide a cover page for your entry. This must contain the title of the work, your pseudonym, and the number of words. The author’s actual name or address must not appear on the cover page or anywhere in the submitted work. Your name should only appear on the entry form (see below).
8) Attach an entry form with each entry.
10) All entries must be e-mailed to the competitions manager at
11) Payment: We would prefer entrants to pay via EFT (ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER) as this saves bank charges.
If paying by cash deposit, please add an extra R20 to cover the extra bank charges .
EFT payments must include a reference (minimum of the first three letters of your surname plus your first initial and AC (for example, SoaJ-AC).
A copy of the deposit slip/EFT payment or emailed notification must accompany each entry.

SA Writers’ Circle, Standard Bank, Current Account, Hillcrest Branch: 045726,
Account Number: 250780119
Winners will be announced on the website, Facebook, Twitter and in the SAWC Newsletter. Prizewinners will receive their prizes at the SAWC Annual Awards Lunch 2018.

1st PRIZE — The Francis Bond Trophy, R1 000, your story published in the SAWC               Newsletter, Write Now!, SAWC pen
2nd PRIZE — R500, SAWC pen and a trophy
3rd PRIZE —  R250, SAWC pen and a trophy

In case you missed it, click here for your competition entry form.