Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Short Story Competition for Writers and news for Poets

Mondays at St. Clements
Short Story Competition 2013
Precisely 100 words
 (no more, no less)

Our short-story competitions in 2011 and 2012 attracted over 100 submissions each year. We have therefore decided to make this an annual event to coincide with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

In celebration of the shortest day of the year which falls on 21 June in 2013, Mondays at St. Clements is celebrating National Short Story Day. We follow the lead of a UK-wide celebration with the same name, an initiative aimed at promoting fiction in its succinct form, focusing on South African writing that lends itself to this tradition.

Short Story Competition 2013


  • length: 100 words (excluding title).
      stories of more or less than 100 words will be disqualified
  • entries by email to
  • state author’s name and wordcount
  • use large font: eg. Times New Roman, 14 pt.
  • author of winning story will receive a presentation box of wine
     or electric coffee percolator.
  • stories will be adjudicated by DAVID BASCKIN
  • author’s names will be deleted for adjudication
  • no more than 7 submissions per person will be considered
  • stories submitted for previous competitions will not be considered
  • closing date: Monday  3 June, 2013
  • the top ten stories will be published in le petit déjeuner 3,
     comprising a selection of 50 short stories
  • all stories will be read at St. Clements on the two Mondays following the presentation.

NOTE  Each year a different judge is invited to adjudicate the stories.
            2011: Kobus Moolman
            2012: Graham Linscott, Carolyn Howie and Richard Finch
            2013: David Basckin

(Source - Mondays At St Clements) 

News for Poets in Durban

The re-Launch of LiPS will take place at 17h30 for 18h00 on May 8 at the COLLECTIVE, 48b Florida Road in Greyville Durban (entrance in 4th Avenue). Admission is free.

More information from Danny Naicker, Convener Live Poets Society (LiPS), on 083 282 0865 or e-Mail:
(Source - ArtSmart) 

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