The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) is an annual literary festival which takes place in Penang. The festival is the largest world literature festival organised in Malaysia. In 2018, GLTF was awarded ‘The International Excellence Awards 2018 for Literary Festival,’ the first literary event in Southeast Asia to receive such award.
Currently, GTLF is hosting a writing contest titled Wake Me Up When This Is Over. What kind of story? They’re looking for your experiences and observations of life in the time of Covid-19. Your writing may be short stories, poetry, or essays and you may write them in English or Bahasa Melayu. Entries are limited to one submission per genre (prose or poetry) per person.
Entries must be received by 30 June 2020 and the winning entries will be announced on the George Town Literary Festival Facebook Page on 7 August 2020. Visit GLTF to learn more about the contest and its terms & conditions. Read them carefully before submitting. Good luck!