What is an Anthology

 An anthology is a collection of poems, songs or stories grouped together either by the writer or an editor or compiler.

We are inviting you to participate in an anthology for by Zimbabwean children from age 6-12. Read summary below so that you understand what is required to participate.

From a very tender age, children like playing the “Pretend game. “ In the game they come up with characters and the roles the characters play. The different creative story lines they come up with daily are amazing. When a child tells a story or makes one up they do it with such passion enthusiasm. They try and demonstrate with their body language and gestures as much as they can in a bid to try and make you feel the story as they will be feeling it. If they give you a role in their pretend game they expect you to do it next to perfection. Imagine what they could come up with if they were given a chance to put that passion into writing.

It’s unfortunate that their talent often goes unnoticed and with the passage of time the creativity just disappears without reaching its full potential. Has anyone ever wondered what this creativity could mature into if it were to be nurtured from that tender age into adulthood. Writing comes along with a sense of responsibility and achievement. Children can also develop other skills in the process that can be beneficial to them in the future e.g. planning & organizing, decision making, good judgement and accuracy and punctuality to mention but a few. 

This book aims to bring out the talent and creativity that often goes unnoticed in children. We hope that in writing their stories the children will be able to express themselves and let their voices be heard. We also hope to raise highly skilled confident future leaders through the skills they would have acquired in the process .

Benefits of being part of Anthology project and of writing:

  • Helps young authors to crack the reading code
  • Improves communication
  • Opens more opportunities for exposure
  • Writing heals and reduces stress
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem
  • Helps the child to focus and improves concentration
  • Writing gives kids a head start on handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and other concepts of print
  • Helps the child to focus and improves concentration
  • Writing gives kids a head start on handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and other concepts of print
  • Improves literacy and increase your reading confidence
  • Builds kids creative abilities
  • Increase recognition
  • Adds presence and value
  • Creates long life friendships
  • It opens new networking opportunities
  • Puts you on platforms you never had access to before
  • Make you an author in your own right
  • An opportunity to creating an avenue of residual income

What is Expected of You:

  • Author will receive a contract after payment.
  • Author is expected to meet the chapter submission deadlines, or their essay will be omitted from the book.
  • Author will submit a 400-word chapter, with a title of their choice and a picture/drawing to go with it.
  • Author will also create an audio recording of their story.
  • Young authors and their parents or guardian will have the opportunity to attend the book launch in Harare and/or the UK.

 Children's Anthology is currently an ongoing project

Kindly contact us if you are interested in this project. 

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