Call for submissions: 2019 African Writers Award
29 May 2019
Deadline: 14 June
The African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) is accepting submissions for the 2019 African Writers Award on the theme “Cultural stereotypes in African Literature: Rewriting the narrative for the 21st Century Reader”.
They are accepting submissions in the following categories:
Flash Fiction: Max 300 words
Short Stories: 2,500 – 5,000 words
Poetry: Max 30 lines
Children’s stories: Max 1,500 with illustrations (optional).
Four writers of African descent will win prestigious awards. The awards will be presented at the 2019 African Writers Conference Dinner and Awards Night scheduled for September this year.
Please take note of the following:
- Submissions must be in English and must never have been published on any platform.
- All entries must be themed-based. We are looking for write-ups that will focus on “Cultural stereotypes in African Literature: Rewriting the narrative for the 21st Century Reader”.
- Only one entry per writer.
- Submissions must include the author’s picture, including links to social media pages (if any) in the submission form
To find out more and/or submit your work, please visit the African Writers Conference website.