The Happy Noisemaker Prize for Storytelling is inviting African writers to participate in its first-ever edition.
The brainchild of Jola Ayeye, Happy Noisemaker is a social commentary, humour and lifestyle blog. It’s a joyful corner of the internet, housing articles, a book club, a burgeoning writers launchpad and ecosystem, and lots of recommendations. The goal is to create amazing content that sparks joy and encourages conversations. In partnership with Busha, The Happy Noisemaker is calling for all African writers to submit to her storytelling Prize.
Submission Guidelines for The Happy Noisemaker Prize for Storytelling
You must be a citizen of an African country
You must be 18 and over
The story must be original and belong to you! Learn how to write stories that are original and interesting.
- Submission must be made through the Online form.
- Stories must be fiction.
- Each story must be 2500 words (with an allowance of 10% over and under). Writing short stories can be tricky, check out this Lesson by T.J. Benson on how to write the best short stories.
This is a special Category sponsored by their partners – BUSHA.
To be eligible for the Busha Category to win a prize of $300:
- Sign up on Busha
- Use the referral code ‘BushaXHNM’
- Write a compelling story of not more than 1500 words that delves into this unique encounter with yourself:“You’re sitting with your teenage self and have financial knowledge that can change your life forever. However, you have to convince yourself to accept all your financial advice without divulging that you’re you from the future.”
Deadline for the Happy Noisemaker Prize for Storytelling
Submissions close on 15th September, 2023.
To learn more about the prize, visit the Instagram page. Good luck.