The competition is open to South African citizens and residents of South Africa, who are 18 years of age and older. The stories must have a South African setting.
The 2013 Short Sharp Stories Competition theme is Adults Only…
'This collection will be devoted to stories of love and lust, stories with an element of sex and sensuality. We’re looking for stories that are raw, dangerous and powerful, as well as those that are delicate, sensitive and funny. Your story can titillate the senses, it can be highly provocative; it can be sacred or profane, playfully perverse or deeply poignant. It can be tender, reserved, and full of self-possessed restraint, or it can speak of rapacious appetites. We want stories that explore the struggles and celebrations around sexuality in whatever form it takes, bearing in mind that Love can be heroic, it can be tragic, it can make you laugh and cry. Once again we will be selecting from new as well as established voices.’
Prizes: A cash prize of R20 000 (twenty thousand rand) will be awarded for Best Story. A cash prize of R5 000 (five thousand Rand) will be awarded for Best New Voice.
Closing Date: 30 November 2013.
Please refer to the FULL RULES for more information.