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Intwasa Short Story Competition 2019

The Intwasa Short Story Competition is back after a 4-year hiatus. The writing competition which seeks to promote Zimbabwean narratives will be giving away US$200 to the winner, as well as US$50 to the runner-ups.

Preferred themes for the competition include;

1. Sexual harassment against the girl child.
2. Child Marriages
3. Positive Models for the girl child.

The Intwasa Short Story Competition Rules are as follows

  •  Entries by written by English
  • Entries should be previously unpublished
  • Only one entry per person
  • All work must be original
  • Entries must be typed
  • Maximum words are 3000
  • The competition is open to all Zimbabwe citizens and residents
  • Entries must be submitted by June 30 2019
  • Late entries shall not be accepted
  • Only the short listed-candidates will be personally notified

The judge’s decision is binding and communication will not be entered with individual writers. Entries are to have a cover sheet with the following info name, physical address, email address, telephone number. Entries pay $5 handling fee, this can be paid either in cash or via Ecocash.

Young women are encouraged to submit their stories.

Entries clearly marked “SHORT STORY COMPETITION” to be sent to:

Intwasa Arts Festival 

Studio 10

National Art Gallery in Bulawayo

Joshua M. Nkomo St.L.Takawira Ave 


or via email : info@intwasa.org / info.intwasa@gmail.com

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