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The Denis Nunan Chapbooks Prize

SA Catholic Online Chapbooks is running a competition to launch the concept of Chapbooks

Writers and poets are invited to submit their works for the competition in any of our three categories:

  1. Prose (fiction or non-fiction, short stories etc)
  2. Poetry
  3. Prayers. Reflections etc

Entry fee

There is an entry fee of R100 per entry. Entrants may submit more than one entry but each entry must be accompanied by its own entry fee. Failure to pay the entry fee will result in the entry being disqualified. Payment can be made through our secure Payfast Payment Gateway, either by Credit Card, Debit Card, or EFT.


Winners will be chosen in each category, and there will be one overall winner.

Each category winner will receive a free Standard Publishing Package, worth R2500, and the overall winner will receive the Denis Nunan Chapbooks Prize, consisting of a Premium Publishing Package, worth R4000, plus a cash prize of R1000!

All entrants who do not win prizes will be given a 10% discount coupon for any of our Publishing Packages, enabling them to have their books published anyway.


All manuscripts should include a title page (listing only the title of the work), table of contents, and when appropriate, an acknowledgements page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Times New Roman. Manuscripts should be 16-48 pages in length (double-spaced), not including front and back matter (table of contents, title page, etc.). Identifying information for the author should not be included anywhere on the manuscript itself, including in the name of your manuscript file or in the “title” field in the registration form. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself in the “Message” field on the registration form, which will only be accessible to the competition convenor and not to the panel of judges.

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