The most influential writing teacher in America, Paul Davies offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short writing. Are the judges somehow overwhelmed, considering that poets don't put as much work into a short poem as into a long one? Some of the best short stories are those that, when they are finished, remain in the reader's memory for a long time. Its aim is to identify local writers and provide opportunities to produce high quality writing for publication. More than the critics, African writers have recognized the beauty and power of the short story.