10 December, 2010

Announcing the Bill Burt Award for African Writing

Hi folks,

We've all gone AWOL for a bit. I hope that means life is good and we're just so busy. 

Well, I have another announcement: 

There is once again an new writing competition, this time open to Ghanaian Writers. It is called the Burt Award for African Literature. This year's is the second edition, I believe.

The Award is organised by the Ghana Book Trust and sponsored by CODE, a Canadian NGO, with support from Canadian patron, Bill Burt. 

Three awards will be presented annually:
Gold:  CAD $12,000 
Silver: CAD $6,000 
Bronze: CAD $3,000 

Prizes will be paid in Ghanaian Cedis, so may be affected by currency exchange rates.

I don't yet know when the deadline is, but I understand it is in April 2010. I'll confirm later.

For more information, check out the official announcement on the Ghana Book Trust website.

I hope you're getting out those old Young Adult manuscripts!


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