Creative Writing International Scholarships Programme 2021

Creative Writing International Scholarships Programme 2021 – How to Apply.


The annual international competition in Creative writing is instituted by KANAC as a way of harnessing and utilizing the human creative and imaginative potentials towards solving the myriad problems of human existence. The competition aims at creating healthy fora for the synergy of ideas, craftsmanship, and artistry which could be channeled towards constructively solving many challenges of our time. The competition also affords KANAC the opportunity of discovering and nurturing new talents in the creative writing industry.

The team of experts at KANAC believes that despite the seeming differences in the formats for writing Poetry, Drama, and Prose fiction, there exists a nexus, an underlying similarity in the expression of the creative enterprise which they all share. This underlying similarity, therefore, makes it possible for the best expression of a particular thematic thrust, as well as great utilization of artistry and craftmanship within a specific genre, to emerge as the overall winner in a competition. Each year, therefore, the members of the KANAC board will propose a theme, which will be used for that year’s competition.


This competition is open to anyone, above 18 years of age, that is interested in the art of creative writing, irrespective of citizenship or race.

Intending participants are encouraged to submit only one original entry in any of these categories: Poetry, Drama, or Prose.



Application Procedure

All submitted entries MUST be made on the KANAC Competiton Portal. There MUST not be anything like the name(s) or other forms of identity on the manuscript being submitted.

The personal details of the person making submissions (like names) will be required while the person is signing up at the KANAC submission portal.

Once the intending participants have successfully paid the required submission fee on our secure payment platform, permission will be given to upload their entry. It is only when this fee is confirmed as paid, will the submission process be completed.

All successful submissions will be automatically acknowledged via email.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline:30th April 2021. Protection Status