Call for stories about Cape Town: Writing My City

24 May 2019
Call for stories about Cape Town: Writing My City

Deadline: 15 June 2019

Cape Town Library Book: Writing my City is an initiative between Cape Town’s public libraries, the City of Cape Town and Open Book Festival, to publish a collection of stories about the Mother City, as told from a multiplicity of voices.

Anyone can submit a story that speaks to Cape Town in some way.

Criteria include: the story must be 1500 words or less, focus on an aspect of Cape Town and be written in English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans or Kaaps.

Prose, poetry or non-fiction will be considered.

Submissions can be made at the participating libraries.

Three library judges will consider all the submissions and submit all entries with merit to Open Book Festival organisers. Open Book has appointed RefilweMoloto (English), Andre Trantraal (Afrikaans and Kaaps) and Oscar Masinyana (Xhosa)to make the final selection of 40 contributions.

These will be included in the #WritingmyCity anthology, which will be launched at Open Book Festival 2019.

Find out more.

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