Waiting to write. Photo: Angie Garrett, Creative Commons Attribution License.
Waiting to write. Photo: Angie Garrett, Creative Commons Attribution License.

MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd is giving independent writers the opportunity to be published with the Writers Unleashed 2014 competition.

Writers Unleashed is open to Malaysian citizens of ages 18 and above who have written a manuscript (recommended minimum of 30,000 words). More than one entry is allowed per applicant but all manuscripts must be original, authentic, unpublished and un-contracted and must be written in either Malay or English only.

The manuscript can be of any genre, whether it be fiction, non-fiction, romance, poetry, motivational, horror, leisure, autobiography, compilation of short stories, adventures, science fiction, young adult, crime and so on, but must not be accompanied by illustrations.

Once shortlisted by the committee, a few entries will be selected by a panel of judges and then given the chance to be officially published. Five main winning manuscripts will receive RM2000 each with certificates and five consolation prizes, RM500, will also be handed out along with certificates.

Entries are welcome up until the 5 August 2014 and winners will be announced during October 2014.

Kathryn Rao

Find out more here.