Short Story Workshop and Competition
In times of pandemic

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Tell your story and win N$5000

Societies around the world have experienced a shock during 2020 and endured the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic that forced persons into a life of social distancing and unprecedented isolation. These circumstances have affected everyone in similar and different ways, which is what the Short Story Prize 2020 is interested in.

Established and aspiring writers in Namibia are invited to submit an entry of 3000-5000 words for the competition before 30 November 2020. The stories may be factual or fictional and must be produced under the subtitle of ‘Discuss the circumstances of yourself and/or society in times of a pandemic’. The best story will win N$5000 and some stories will be selected for a publication. See the document below for guidelines.

Pandemic Comp T&C

Short Story Workshop

The Goethe-Institut Namibia is also offering established and aspiring writers the opportunity to take part in a Short Story Workshop from 19-21 November under the theme ‘In times of pandemic’. This workshop is designed for those entering the Short Story Prize competition but is not limited to only competition entrants.
Participation is free but participants are limited to 15. Entering is not complicated.

Send a short biography and 200-word sample of your original writing in a Word Document format to with ‘pandemic’ as the subject before 16 November. An independent jury will select participants.