According to information sourced, the winner tomorrow will go away with MK500,000.00 while the runner up will cart home MK300,000.00 and the third person will get a MK200,000 prize. Apart from the monetary prizes, the top three will also have their manuscripts published by an undisclosed South African publisher.
Three people will also receive consolation prizes of MK50,000.00 each.
Earlier this year, the writersâ€™ body called for unpublished manuscripts of not less than 40,000 words to enter into the Peer-Gynt writing competition that is supported by the Norwegian Embassy. From the calling, the body received about sixty manuscripts before they shortlisted thirteen from which tomorrowâ€™s winners will be selected.
The stories were judged by Malawiâ€™s own, Jack Mapanje, and Zambiaâ€™s Ellen Banda-Aaku, winner of the Commonwealth short story competition in 2007.
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