. has announced a short story writing competition
to win one of their coveted Mielie handbags and a free copy of the hotly tipped book “For better for worse, for richer for poorer” by co author and self professed Mielie fan Siobhan Horner
, which, published by Orion books hits the book shops on 13th June.
“ Our bags are touted by this month’s issue of SHE magazine
as the handbag to have for summer holiday chic - perfect to pack your page turning beach read in, such as the Horners revealing and life changing account of leaving London behind to seek new adventures with their young family abroad” said Carol Lovell, founder of Cape Gem.
employs up to fifty township ladies who work from home creating beautiful bags while staying at home with their families, so saving on childcare and commuting costs and providing much needed jobs for otherwise impoverished people. They effectively change lives for people” said Horner who is to judge the competition.
” We would like entrants to write a short story of no more than 3000 words that includes either making changes to other people’s lives as Mielie does, or as in the Horners’ case, about making a change or changes to your own life.”
All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th July 2009. The winning entrant's piece will be posted on to www.capegem.co.uk on 21st July 2009 and he or she will receive their bag and book in time for the holidays.