Opportunity for writers in Africa| Enter for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019

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Writers of short fiction and nonfiction are invited to enter for the 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Creative Nonfiction Prizes.
The competition opened for submission on November, 1, 2018 and will run up to the 31st of December, 2018.
The prize competition panel of judges will be chaired by 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner for African region, Akwaeke Emezi from Nigeria, author of FRESH WATER, a novel that recently made the shortlist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2018. (Winner to be announced on December, 11, 2018.)
The Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction prizes are awarded annually to emerging writers living in an African country, who have not yet published a single-authored book of creative writing.

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Each winner:

takes home USD $500,
attends a fully funded one-month writing (editing) residency at Stellenbosch University,
publishes their debut book with Black Letter Media,
is funded to attend the annual Writivism literary festival in Kampala,
publishes their winning story in the Writivism annual anthology, and
participates in the annual two-month online Writivism mentoring programme.

Each shortlisted writer:

takes home USD $150,
is funded to attend the annual Writivism literary festival in Kampala,
publishes their shortlisted story in the Writivism annual anthology, and
participates in the annual two-month online Writivism mentoring programme.

Each longlisted writer:

publishes their longlisted story in the Writivism annual anthology
participates in the annual two-month online Writivism mentoring programme.
The longlists of ten stories for each prize will be announced on March 1, 2019, followed by online mentoring (March 1 – April 30, 2019), shortlists of three stories for each prize announced on May 1, 2019, and the annual Writivism Literary Festival where the winners will be announced and the annual anthology unveiled, will take place between August 15 – 17, 2019.

It’s really wonderful to have an African organization hold a competition for African writers judged by African readers/writers. It’s something about gazes/lenses.

– Akotowaa, 2017 Koffi Addo and 2018 Writivism Short Story prizes longlister.

To learn more about the prize and eligibility, and entry rules, click here.

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