Short Story Day Africa Prize Is Now Open For Submissions
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Short Story Day Africa Prize Is Now Open For Submissions

Short story writers are invited to send in entries for the Short Story Day Africa Prize.

Awards: Grand prize – R10,000 ; Second prize –  R2000 and third prize – R1000. All three prize winners will receive a 20 Week Online Writing Course from All About Writing.

This year’s judges are; Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe), Sindiwe Magona (South Africa), and Hawa Jade Golakai (Liberia).

To be eligible for this short story award;

  • Writers must be African.
  • Submitted stories must not have been previously published stories.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Your story must be between 3000 – 5000 words.
  • Submissions must reflect the theme of migration.

Visit Short Story Day Africa website for full guidelines about eligibility.

Story Format is as follows:

  • Type your document, using a single, clear font, 12-point size, double-spaced. The easiest font to use is Times New Roman, or a similar serif font.
  • Put the title of your story halfway down the cover page. Please DO NOT title your story Migrations. Start your story immediately below the title.
  • Put an accurate word count at the top right.
  • Please number the pages.
  • Left-justify your paragraphs.

To submit your story, use the Short Story Day Africa  online submissions page.

Do not miss out on this opportunity. See the Short Story Day Africa website  for more information. Good luck.

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