A B O U T T H I S P R I Z E
Named after the most important and pioneering author of Sesotho canon and literature, this Prize aims to advance the quality of Sesotho literature and a certain kind of ‘Bosotho’ + pride in it!
W H A T I S A T S T A K E?
The winning manuscript will be awarded a publishing contract from Geko Publishing – under advisement and editorial guidance. The author of the winning manuscript will also get opportunity to attend the Creative Writing Summer School and residency with Sol Plaatje University.
Other secondary, interesting prizes such as hampers, academic opportunities and other prizes that the Prize may raise from time to time. The secondary prizes may change from year to year. Geko Prize for Outstanding Fiction in Sesotho does not have a cash component at the moment. The prize is not transferable by the winning author.
Only the trustees can defer a winning manuscript, in which case they can only ever defer to the second-best manuscript. Only one award can be bestowed in one calendar year, unless in exceptional circumstances. The judges and patrons can withhold the awarding of the Prize if no worthwhile manuscript is unavailable.