From a friend in the computer:
Thank you for inviting me to tell your readers about Short Story Day Africa, 20 June 2012. SSDA inspires readers, writers, publishers and, well, everyone who loves fiction, to celebrate the art of the short story. We have a lot going on: events, competitions and giveaways for both adults and kids.
Kids! That is exactly why I have contacted you. I am the kiddie co-ordinator for SSDA, and we have two very special writing competitions for Africa’s youth. The YA competition (see info here and here) is being judged by the award-winning YA author, S.A. Partridge. Anyone between the ages of 12-17 resident in an African country can enter. A R500 Exclusive Books* voucher and signed copies of her three novels are up for grabs. The winning entry will be published on our website amongst the stories of some of Africa’s most talented writers, giving one aspiring author serious bragging rights.
Botswana's award-winning YA and children's writer, Lauri Kubuisile, will be judging the under 12s writing competition. (Click here and here) Kids can win a R250 Exclusive Books* voucher, as well as one of Lauri's books. All stories will be entered into a lucky draw, so kids can win simply for trying.
I hope the children will have fun creating the stories. I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with. Many thanks for your support in promoting reading and writing in Africa’s youth. Anybody interested in our project can see more on our website:http://shortstorydayafrica.org/
*Vouchers sponsored by Books Live