26 May, 2024

On The Premises Short Story Contest—Apply (Prizes: Up to $100)

Have you heard of the On The Premises Short Story Prize? Goodness! Where have you been? Anyway, this prestigious prize is awarded once every quarter to the best pieces of short fiction entered by a committed short story writer. This writing contest is free to enter. This time, writers are expected to write on the […]

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The 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes—Apply (Prizes: Approx $3000)

Writers of short fiction and creative non-fiction are invited to apply forThe 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes. This prestigious writing contest is free to enter and there are no restrictive themes. Writers can let their imaginations run wild. Submissions  opened on November 1, 2018, And the deadline is the 31st of […]

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Judges Announce The Longlist For The 9Mobile Prize For Literature 2018

The 9mobile Prize for Literature is committed to encouraging new African writers. The longlist is made up of entries received from African writers who recently published their first works of fiction within the last 24 months. Our dear Ayobami Adebayo made this longlist. You can read more about her writing ethics HERE. Below is a […]

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The Mogford Literary Prize For Food and Drink

Prize: £7,500. Winning Story will be turned into audio for the Story Player Deadline: 6th March, 2016 The Mogford literary prize invites stories up to 2,500 words which reflect the theme of food and drink. This call  is for the fourth annual prize, and the £7,500 award will be presented during the FT Weekend Oxford […]

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The Writivism short story prize has opened for submissions. Last year was quite an eventful year. One of my friends, Nnedinma Jane Kalu, made the shortlist with her beautiful story, Social Studies. And Pemi Aguda won with Caterer, Caterer. I really enjoyed reading Caterer, Caterer, too. Organised by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE)., […]

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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016

Have you been actively writing, or have you been looking for a writing prompt to spur you? Short Story Day Africa has announced the latest challenge. You’re expected to write a short story (on the theme of migration) in 3000 – 5000 words. Submissions will open 1st June 2016 and end on 31th July 2016. […]

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Kenyon Review Short Story Contest 2016

Deadline: 29th February, 2016 What good is your story if its still sitting unpublished in your drawer? None. Yep. Here’s your chance to send that story out into the world. What’s more, you could win the prestigious Kenyon Review Short story contest. Before you apply, here are the rules. The 2016 KR Short Fiction Contest […]

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