The Indie Book Show in conjunction with PEN International has developed a creative writing competition for young adults in developing countries. The first competition will be held in Sierra Leone, West Africa and is sponsored by Julian Hall. The Indie Book Show seeks to inspire, encourage and acknowledge creativity in young people by promoting the prospect of independent, entrepreneurial writing opportunities in different developing countries.
The founder of the Indie Book Show, Nadia Maddy said:
Thanks to Julian Hall, the competition has been made available to 40 schools across the country. 20 of the best stories will be accessed at www.indiebookshow.com where the public will vote for three winners.
The prize: The winners will receive a one year publishing contract with Salmon Hall Publishing. Royalty proceedings from book sales will contribute towards the school fees of the winners. The winners will be featured in an episode on Indie Book Show TV web series to generate a global publicity of this model