Wasafiri, the magazine of international new writing, is running their annual writing prize. The magazine has been publishing quality creative works and critical pieces by writers from around the world since 1984. Previous contributors have included Nadine Gordimer, Keri Hulme, Michael Ondaatje, Zadie Smith and John Mateer, who have been featured alongside new up-and-coming writers. Check out the competition details below:

Wasafiri launched the New Writing Prize in 2009 and in its short four years, the prize has already helped the writing careers of previous winners like the Ireland-based Jaki McCarrick and the Saudi-born British poet Rowyda Amin. 
The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book and we are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: POETRY, FICTION and LIFE WRITING. The fee for entry is varies depending on the number of categories you wish to enter and ranges from UK Sterling £6 to £15. The closing date is 5pm GMT on 27 July 2012. The winners will receive £300 each and their work will be published in Wasafiri. Further details can be found on our website at www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

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