“Talent is not enough to be a good writer”: Anthea Paelo

In 2013, the Short Story Prize was unprecedented, what encouraged you to submit to it? I have always wanted to be writer and by the time I submitted, I was turning 24 and had not really given writing a real try other than a few scattered scribbles. The contest was uniquely Ugandan and it felt … More “Talent is not enough to be a good writer”: Anthea Paelo

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2013 Judges’ Comments on Short Story Submissions

It’s been five years since 2013 when we first run the Short Story Prize. The 2013 judges were Ernest Bazanye, Zukiswa Wanner and Ayodele Morroco-Clake. Prolific Ugandan writer Ernest Bazanye made these comments on the submissions. We found that they are still relevant to all of us as writers. “The problem with the arts is … More 2013 Judges’ Comments on Short Story Submissions

Anthea Paelo’s Picture Frames WINS Writivism Competition 2013

Writivism 2013 closed with the announcement of the winners. Anthea Paelo, the competition overall winner took home a one-year writing contract with Simua through which 1,000,000/= will be earned, a ticket to the Women, Words and Power Breakfast in Johannesburg, South Africa, a copy of Onyeka Nwelue’s Abyssinian Boy, a copy of Zukiswa Wanner’s Men … More Anthea Paelo’s Picture Frames WINS Writivism Competition 2013

Writivism Shortlisted Stories Available for Public Voting

As we move towards the climax of the Writivism competition for 2013, we extend our excitement to the readers by opening up the public voting phase of the competition. The panel of three judges, Zukiswa Wanner (Chair), Ayodelle Morroco-Clarke and Ernest Bazanye announced a shortlist of five stories on Friday 2nd August 2013. From these … More Writivism Shortlisted Stories Available for Public Voting