2018 Writivism Short Story Prize Open for Entries

09 Jan 2018
Winners of 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize

Deadline: 31 March 2018

The 2018 Writivism Short Story Prize is open for entries. The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). “Now in its sixth year,” Writivism state, “the prize has supported literary careers for hundreds of emerging African writers.”

10. Shortlisted writers will edit their stories with a commissioned editor prior to publication in the annual anthology. Failure to cooperate with the editorial team will lead to exclusion of the story from the anthology.
11. Shortlisted writers may be invited to attend the annual Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda, in August 2018 and will each be awarded $100 (USD) cash. The winner of the prize will be awarded $500 (USD) cash and may be considered for a one-month writing residency at a university in an African country.
12. The winner will be required to produce a complete first draft of a publishable fiction manuscript before the residency. The winner, on taking up the residency commits to publishing the manuscript edited through the residency, under the Writivism Series with a CACE partner publisher.

View the full submissions guidelines on the Writivism website.

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