HCM CITY— Young amateur writers at home and abroad are encouraged to participate in a writing contest launched by the HCM City-based Saigon Books company this week.
The contest, Người Việt Viết Sách (Vietnamese Write Books), aims to encourage Vietnamese people, particularly youth, to enjoy writing and reading books.
Its theme is about the history, culture and lives of Vietnamese, their dreams and challenges faced in work. Writings about memories of Sài Gòn, its culture and lifestyle, are also encouraged.
“We hope the contest will help young writers develop their careers,” said Dương Ngọc Hân, general director of Saigon Books.
Several prizes worth more than VNĐ560 million (over US$25,000) will be given.
Submissions of high-quality work will be introduced to the public through print publications.
Those interested in participating should send their works by email at ngưoivietvietsach@saigonbooks.com.vn before August 2017.
Submission should be no fewer than 1,000 words. Writings used on Facebook and blogs are allowed.
To promote the contest, several forums and seminars on writing and publishing will be organised in HCM City and neighbouring provinces.— VNS