Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MyCreative Writers Unleashed

A quest to find the best Malaysian manuscripts of 2014

We have just received this notice from MyCreative, a Malaysian Government investment arm for the creative industry in charge of disbursing an initial fund of RM200 million, about a writing competition called "MyCreative Writers Unleashed", which hopes to "encourage and celebrate the creative juices amongst Malaysian writers".

The objectives mentioned on the website include "To promote local literature industry and to encourage more writers to produce creative contents" and "To reward excellent Malaysian literature contents."

The closing date for the competition is August 5, 2014. The rules stress that the "organiser shall not be responsible for any manuscripts lost or damaged in transit" and that the "results will be announced in October 2014".

Entry must include:
1. An official entry form duly completed (downloaded from MyCreative’s website at www.mycreative.com.my)
2. A soft-copy of the complete manuscript in both PDF and Word format.
3. A soft copy of a recent photograph of the writer (not more than 1mb).
4. A brief biodata of the writer in not more than 200 words.
5. A synopsis of the manuscript in not more than 200 words.
6. A copy of the writer’s MyKad.

The manuscript must be in BM or English, and at least 30,000 words.
5 prizes of RM2000.00, and 5 consolation prizes of RM500.00 will be awarded (although I am not sure if this will apply to BM and English manuscripts separately). This is the first time MyCreative is organising a competition of this nature.

Submissions are to be sent to
By email: writersunleashed@mycreative.com.my
For enquiries: enquiry@mycreative.com.my

Please visit the MyCreative website to read more about the terms and conditions (TOR): http://mycreative.com.my/index.php/writers-unleashed/english-version