Award-winning Animator to Judge 2012 NZSA Asian Short Story Competition
Ant Sang will join playwright/writer Renee Liang and fiction author James George on the judging panel for the 2012 Asian Short Story Competition.
Ant Sang is well known for his award winning design and animation work on the television series Bro Town, not to mention his numerous successful comics, but in recent times has extended his considerable talents into writing a graphic novel and a feature film.
His graphic novel “Shaolin Burning” was published in 2011 and has been optioned for adaptation into film. His is currently writing a live action feature based on his comic Dharma Punks.
After an auspicious beginning in 2011 the NZSA Asian Short Story Competition is currently seeking entries. As the national body supporting writers in New Zealand, the NZSA is keen to promote Asian writing and offer an opportunity for Asian writers to showcase their work.
Entry is open to New Zealand permanent residents who are Asian or of Asian ethnicity. Short stories will be in English, and the theme is open. Stories will ideally contain some Asian content, though not necessarily be set in Asia.
The minimum length of entries is 2,500 words, and the maximum length of entries is 3,500 words.
There is a total of $4,500 in cash prizes. First prize: $3,000. Second: $1,000. Third: $500.