Sunday, 3 January 2021

Caine Prize for African Writing


The Caine Prize for African Writing is open for submissions until 31st January:

Submissions can only be made by publishers.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.

Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words.

Works not eligible for entry include stories for children, factual writing, plays, biography, works shorter than 3000 words and unpublished works.

There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all). The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500.

I went to the award ceremony in Kigali back in 2018. More details of the competition on the Almond Press website and you can find the Caine Prize website here.

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