Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards

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Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards:

Maskew Miller Longman invites you to submit your unpublished and original youth novel/s.

Entries will be judged by prominent literary figures in each of South Africans 11 official languages.

Novel Award Criteria:

  • Entries are only invited in Novels

  • The writing should appeal to South African youth (13 to 18 years) of today and should be suitable for prescription at school level.

  • The length of the manuscript submitted should be between 25 000 and 45 000 words.An official entry form MUST accompany all entries.

  • Established and new writers may submit original manuscripts in any of the eleven South African official languages.

  • The work submitted should be original, unpublished and untranslated from any published material.

    Competition Rules:

  • The competition is not open to MML staff members or their immediate families and the judges/ screeners of the competition.

  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • Manuscript should be typed on one side of unbound A4 page in double spacing with all pages clearly numbered.

  • Email entries will not be accepted

  • Authors are advised to retain a copy of their manuscript.

  • While every care will be taken, the Publishers can accept no responsibility for the loss of manuscripts and submitted copies will not be returned.

  • No restrictions on the number of entries. An official entry form MUST accompany every manuscript.

  • An entry implies acceptance of all the rules and conditions of the award.

    Deadline: 30th April

    For more awards information and application, see: Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards Website

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