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The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award


Etisalat announced its Flash Fiction prize a while ago

The Etisalat Prize for Literature, started in 2013,  is the first Pan-African prize celebrating first time African writers of published fiction books. Past winners include Noviolet Bulawayo, Songeziwe Mahlangu, and Fiston Mujila. Last year, Modupe Kuti won the award for the Flash Fiction category.

Entrants for the flash fiction competition are not expected to be published, and should be of African descent. All entries should be submitted online through the website, and short stories submitted SHOULD NOT EXCEED 300 WORDS.

Winners will receive:
  • Winning Author
  • £1,000 cash prize.
  • High end device
Runners-up (2):
  • £500 cash prize (each)
  • High end device
Top 50 Stories:
  • Published e-book compilation by promoted online and via SMS
  • Published print book (if available) distributed at award ceremony
  • Entries Open – September 1
  • Entries Closes – October 14
  • Voting Opens to the general public – November 1
  • Voting Closes – November 30
  • Top 50 Announced – December 2
  • Finalists Announced – January 11, 2017
  • Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March 2017

You can read the entries of past winners here



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