Essentially, the contest centres on genre writing, which is crime, romance, fantasy writing, and stories set in the future, but certainly not the usual hard literary offering. Crime, romance, fantasy, stories set in the future are an entry point. He is also the author of acclaimed The Carnivorous CityWith The Dusty Manuscript Contest, the bank is seeking to address the challenges indigenous writers face in getting their books published. The Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank initiatives geared towards promoting the appreciation of art and supporting creative potential. While commenting on The Dusty Manuscript Contest, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje, said, “At GTBank, we see art as not just a medium for creative expression but also as a means of livelihood, and by organising The Dusty Manuscript Contest, we are helping budding writers make a living off their works.
Source: The Guardian February 14, 2018 04:07 UTC