Theme Announced for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize
20 Mar 2017
Deadline: Submissions open 1 June (Update: The submissions will now open on 1 July 2017) and close on 31 July 2017
Prizes: First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100
Short Story Day Africa’s theme for 2017 is “ID”. This year, we’re looking for innovative short fiction that explores identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality.
In early psychoanalysis, the “Id” was postulated as being one of three aspects of personality, and the only one over which we have no control. Often hidden and home to the unconscious, the Id is the core of the self, our instinctual nature, our deepest desires. The I before ego, the earliest version of ourselves, the who we are before we have had time to be.
(Image courtesy of Short Story Day Africa)