2015 City Press Non-Fiction Award

City Press and Tafelberg Publishers run an annual competition for writers of non-fiction work, where the winner receives R60 000 to fund the research and writing of their book.

Are you planning to write a book dealing with a subject of importance in the South African context?  Then read further …

The submissions for the 2015 City Press Non-Fiction Prize are now open, with the closing date being 30 April 2014.

Criteria for the City Press Non-Fiction Award

  • Relevance: The book should add to our understanding of South African society, history and politics
  • Independence: It should be unafraid to investigate uncomfortable or difficult issues
  • Credibility: The quality of the research and information should be impeccable
  • Readability: The book should be accessible with good quality writing

Applications by authors should include:

  • A one page motivation of why the topic of the proposed book is relevant or significant to the South African context;
  • Draft table of contents;
  • At least one chapter;
  • Author CV;
  • Submissions must be received by 30 April 2014

Click HERE to download the entry form from Tafelberg’s website.


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