My Writing Journey Competition

The My Writing Journey writing competition is free to enter and open to writers from around the world.

Write us a 600-word piece on the theme: The best writing tip I’ve ever received.


We’ll publish the best piece in our newsletter and on our blog – plus the winner receives $200 (R2 000 or £100).


CLOSING DATES: 31 January 2021, 31 May 2021, 30 September 2021

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Here’s an anthology of the 22 best prize-winning essays from our ‘My Writing Journey’ Competition over the past decade. The anthology offers 100 pages of timeless writing advice and heartfelt personal stories from talented writers from around the world.

Edited by our graduate copy-editing student Emma Hager, cover design by Andrea Vanek, and type-setting by Koos Turenhout, this e-book makes a perfect gift. Whether it’s for you, or for your writer friends, download your free copy today.

Our Refund Policy

If within seven days of starting your course you are not happy on your course, we can either transfer you to a different course or provide a full refund.

If you request a refund after seven days and before 30 days we will charge a 5% administrative fee, as well as any bank fees and tutor fees already incurred.

We do not offer a refund after 30 days on the course.