It is time for the sixth SU Woordfees short story anthology. The first five anthologies were received very well by the reading public and critics alike. We believe that these publications will serve as testament to the zeitgeist which Afrikaans-speaking South Africans are currently experiencing.
Du Toitskloof Wines, a valued Toyota SU Woordfees partner, will again sponsor the R30 000 prize money that will be awarded to the winning entry. The writers selected for inclusion in the anthology, will receive R5 000 each. Du Toitskloof will also make a contribution to the prize money and sponsor the launch party of the new anthology which will be held at the 2021 Toyota SU Woordfees.
The names of writers whose stories have been selected for the collection will be announced at the Toyota SU Woordfees programme launch for 2021. The winning story will be announced at the launch of the collection during the Toyota SU Woordfees 2021.
The anthology has a limited print run and initially it will only be for sale at the Toyota SU Woordfees. Should there be any copies left, these will be made available at selected bookshops and will also be sold at the next festival.
Only short stories in Afrikaans will be taken into consideration.
The competition is open to all writers. Employees and family members of Du Toitskloof Wines and/or the Toyota SU Woordfees are not allowed to enter.
Only one entry of 1 500 to 3 000 words per person is allowed.
Stories must be newly penned and not have been published on any platform previously.
Copyright of the stories remains with the writers, but copyright of the anthology will reside with the SU Woordfees. If stories included in the anthology are also published elsewhere, the SU Woordfees must be notified in writing. The SU Woordfees must also be acknowledged in print when the story is published.
Judging is done anonymously. The name of the writer as well as contact details must be completed on the online application form. Only the title of the story must appear on the top of the story, not the name of the author, to ensure anonymous selection.
Stories must be presented in MS Word format and each page must be numbered and clearly display the title of the story. Use only the title of the story as the title of the document (file name). Note: No PDFs will be accepted.
If the story contains any blatantly obvious references to the writer which will enable the reader to identify the writer, the story will be disqualified.
Stories will be edited before publication, with agreement of the writer.
Although the anthology will have the festival theme as a title, authors should not use it as a guide or topic of the story. The theme of the story is left entirely to the author.
The anthology will include approximately 25 stories.
The writers whose stories are selected to be included in the anthology will each receive a once-off amount of R5 000 by the end of May 2021.
The writer of the winning story will receive prize money to the value of R30 000.
Entries received after 16:00 on 30 September 2020 will not be considered eligible for the competition. All entries will receive an acknowledgement of receipt.
The closing date for entries is
30 September 2020 at 16:00.
Send all enquiries via email to email@example.com. Only written queries will be answered.
We are very excited about this project and look forward to receiving your entry.