2012 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards

Are you passionate about theatre? Do you have a message for South Africa's youth?

If your answer is YES...

enter the 2012 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards

What to Submit
Maskew Miller Longman invites you to submit your unpublished and original plays for children aged 12-15.

Entry Deadline: 30 April 2011

First prize: R7 500 will be awarded to the winner in each language.
The winning entry in each language category will be published by Maskew Miller Longman
Runners-up: R3 500 will be awarded to runners-up in each language.


  • Entries are invited only in the category of drama.
  • An official entry form MUST accompany all entries.
  • The dramas should appeal to South African youth aged 12 to 15 and should be suitable for performance and prescription at school level.
  • The length of the plays submitted should be between 3000 and 10 000 words.
  • Established and new writers may submit original manuscripts in any of the eleven South African official languages.
  • The work submitted should be original, unpublished and untranslated from any published material.
  • The winning entry in each language category will be published by Maskew Miller Longman.
  • Non-winning entries may also qualify for publication.

Contest Rules

  • The competition is not open to MML staff members or their immediate families and the judges/ screeners of the competition.
  • The judge's decision is fi nal and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrants MUST be South African citizens or permanent residents.
  • Manuscripts MUST be typed on one side of unbound A4 page in double spacing with all pages clearly numbered.
  • Email entries will not be accepted.
  • Authors are advised to retain a copy of their manuscript as submitted copies will not be returned.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of entries.

Judging & Notification

Entries will be judged by literature experts in each of our 11 official languages.
Finalists will be notified in January 2012.

Entry Form

For a copy of the printed entry form please contact antheav@mml.co.za or call 021 532 6181.
Alternatively download a copy of the electronic entry form.


Contact Anthea Variend on Tel: (021) 532 6181 or email antheav@mml.co.za.

How to submit

Send your manuscript + entry form to:
MML Literature Awards
c/o Anthea Variend
PO Box 396
Cape Town, 8000






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