An annual anthology of writing in Southern African high schools and school colleges.

English Alive is an annual anthology of writing from high schools and secondary colleges in southern Africa. The first edition of English Alive was published in 1967, and it has been published every year since. Join the Facebook group!

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Who’s been published in English Alive? Too many to list here! Many students who submitted to English Alive have become professional writers, including Jeremy Cronin, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Nadia Davids, Shaun Johnson and many more.

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Any high school student may submit independently or through their school. You can submit one piece or a small number of pieces. You can submit at any time of the year. The closing date each year is 1 April (late-posted entries have until 1 May).

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