Calls For Submission: Short Story Day Africa’s Terra Incognita

Short Story Day Africa wants short stories of speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, alternative history and magical realism all fit the bill. The theme for this year’s competition is Terra Cognita.

Word count: 3000* – 5000 words.

The long-listed stories selected by the panel of judges will be collected in an anthology and published individually on Worldreader Mobile to over half a million readers.
Selected stories will be entered in The Caine Prize for African Fiction, hence the lower word limit.
 

Deadline: 30 June 2014
The shortlist will be announced in September 2014. Winner announced in October 2014.
 
1st Prize: R2000 cash
(Sponsored by BooksLive)
10 Module Creative Writing Course from All About Writing worth R5000The 2013 Caine Prize Anthology
 
2nd Prize: R1000 voucher to spend on African fiction at an indie bookshop of your choice
(Sponsored by Louis Greenberg)
The Character Course from All About Writing worth R1500The 2013 Caine Prize Anthology
 
3rd Prize: R300 voucher to spend on  African fiction at an indie bookshop of your choice
(Sponsored by Paige Nick)
The Power of Writing Course from All About Writing worth R500The 2013 Caine Prize Anthology
 
The longlist will receive a e-book of the anthology, and a work of African short fiction from
Modjaji Books.
 

To Apply, CLICK HERE.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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