THE great motivating force behind the establishment of the Crocodile Prize lay in a recognition that the people of Papua New Guinea barely had a home-grown literature.
The response Phil Fitzpatrick and I developed in 2010 was simple in concept: to encourage Papua New Guinean writers to write; to publish the best of their work; and to distribute this writing in digital and book forms throughout PNG through the production of an annual Anthology.
Simple in concept; more difficult to implement.
As it turned out, the writing and publication were a lot easier to achieve than the distribution of hard copy books.
After struggling in the past to secure efficient distribution, this year we devised a simple scheme.
To recruit PNG Attitude readers in PNG to assist in the task.