1st Asian Story-Writing Challenge by Storymakers League

1st Asian Story-Writing Challenge

Storymakers League’s 1st Asian Story-Writing Challenge was launched during Frankfurt Book Fair at the Malaysian Pavilion (Hall 4.0, B74) on Thursday, 12th October 2017 at 4.30pm.

It is targeted at young aspiring authors across Asia, aged 10 to 17 who have the passion in storytelling to write an original English Language fiction of any genre in less than 1800 words. They must, however highlight in some ways, their country of residence in a creative and positive way – its people, architecture, culture, food, lifestyle, etc. The challenge ends on 31stDecember 2017.

Through this challenge, Storymakers League is looking for 50 winners across Asia who will be enrolled as its third intake. All submitted entries will go through a 2-step judging process. The first step is to look for the top 30% or a maximum of 300 entries. These shortlisted entries will be posted and shared on social media platforms to gauge their popularity. The second step will then select the Top 50 winners. Each story will be judged mainly on its originality, plot, character development, theme and style by an international panel of judges.

The Top 50 winners will be enrolled into Storymakers League and receive exclusive Storymakers League jackets and other merchandise. They will see their story published in physical and digital formats and distributed worldwide by Storymakers League’s partners. They will also receive royalties from the sales of whatever published content they write.

Storymakers League’s 1st Asian Story-Writing Challenge is organized by Shake Book Projects Sdn. Bhd., in collaboration with the National Book Council of Malaysia, and supported by a growing list of partners that include Perbadanan Kota Buku, BOOKCAPITAL.my and e-Sentral.

These following partners: National Book Committee of Indonesia, National Book Development Board of the Philippines and Singapore Book Council have agreed to help promote this challenge in Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, respectively. We welcome parties in other Asian countries to help promote this challenge to the their talented young authors too!


Challenge Rules:

  1. The challenge is open to all residents of Asia, ages 10 to 17.
  2. The story must be an original fiction, written in English Language and has never been published or submitted to any other competition before.
  3. The story can be of any topic and genre within 1800 words.
  4. The story must be typed using basic fonts (like Arial or Times New Roman, etc) and saved either in WORD or PDF format.
  5. The story MUST highlight, in some ways, the author’s country of residence in a creative and positive manner – its people, architecture, culture, food, lifestyle, etc.
  6. An author can submit more than one story. Submit a new entry for each story.
  7. The author allows Storymakers League to publish his/her story(ies) for promotional purposes.
  8. 50 winners will automatically enrolled in Storymakers League, where they will interact with each other virtually, engage in writing exercises and projects, receive exclusive jackets and other merchandise, have their work published and distributed globally, and receive royalties for all published work.
  9. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2017.
  10. The Top 50 winners will be announced latest by 30th April 2018.

To register, please visit http://storymakersleague.com/challenge/. 

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