Fourth SHKP – Joint Publishing Young Writers’ Debut Competition to introduce new authors across China

03 Aug 2012


Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, with this one extended to the mainland. Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to develop talented young writers, and the winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Details were announced today (August 3). The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under. The theme is ‘existence’ and the entries can include characters, graphics or multi-media work. Judges from creative fields like print, film, theatre and comics will offer one-on-one coaching to shortlisted candidates, covering creative perspectives, content structure and market trends.


Developing talented authors across China


SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan said: “We believe many young people are passionate about writing books and creative to offer their perspectives on life, but the process of publishing a book can be daunting for inexperienced authors. This competition will help them overcome the hurdles and achieve their dreams of getting published. This year the competition is open to young people from both Hong Kong and mainland.”


Hong Kong and mainland judges


The judges will be local and mainland creative professionals – from Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi. Together they will help young writers realize their potential.


Young Writers’ Debut competitions by SHKP and Hong Kong Joint Publishing have helped 23 young authors make their debuts since they started in 2006.

Fourth SHKP – Joint Publishing Young Writers’ Debut Competition to introduce new authors across China

03 Aug 2012





Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, with this one extended to the mainland. Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to develop talented young writers, and the winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Details were announced today (August 3). The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under. The theme is ‘existence’ and the entries can include characters, graphics or multi-media work. Judges from creative fields like print, film, theatre and comics will offer one-on-one coaching to shortlisted candidates, covering creative perspectives, content structure and market trends.


Developing talented authors across China


SHKP Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Patrick K W Chan said: “We believe many young people are passionate about writing books and creative to offer their perspectives on life, but the process of publishing a book can be daunting for inexperienced authors. This competition will help them overcome the hurdles and achieve their dreams of getting published. This year the competition is open to young people from both Hong Kong and mainland.”


Hong Kong and mainland judges


The judges will be local and mainland creative professionals – from Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi. Together they will help young writers realize their potential.


Young Writers’ Debut competitions by SHKP and Hong Kong Joint Publishing have helped 23 young authors make their debuts since they started in 2006.