Brief description: The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize for Literature celebrates writers of African citizenship with unpublished stories that are accessible via mobile and on-the-go devices.
Application Deadline: 14th October, 2016
General Application Timeline:
- Voting Opens to the general public – November 1
- Voting Closes – November 30
- Top 50 Announced – December 2
- Finalists Announced – January 11, 2017
- Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March 2017
Eligible Countries: Individuals of african citizenship based anywhere in the world.
To be taken at (country): Nigeria, United Kingdom
Authors and their publishers can be based anywhere in the world. In line with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, Etisalat will sponsor a book tour to three African cities. The winning writer will also embark on the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of East Anglia mentored by Professor Giles Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland) which will include significant opportunities to meet other writers, publishers and most importantly work on their second book. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is unique in that it also aims to promote the publishing industry at large and will therefore purchase 1000 copies of all shortlisted books which will be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across the African continent.
About the Award: Etisalat has at the core of its vision, to encourage and inspire creativity. Having this in mind, the Flash Fiction Award has been established in order to cater to the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the Continent. In order to garner some publicity for the art of flash fiction writing and the writers themselves, this category of the Prize will be open to the general public to review and contribute to the ultimately selection of a winner.
In today’s fast paced world where communication is right at our finger tips through the use of smart devices; phones, tablets and the likes, consumers prefer to consume information on-the-go and in bite sized chunks. The Flash Fiction Award therefore seeks to marry both of these concepts together thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa.
The prize aims to serve as a platform for the discovery of new creative talent out of the continent and invariably promote the burgeoning publishing industry in Africa.
- The Prize is open to all writers of unpublished short stories (of African citizenship but can be resident anywhere in the world)
- All entries will be submitted online via the website and short stories submitted should not exceed 300 words
Number of Awardees: 3
Value of Contest: Winners will receive:
- Winning Author
- £1,000 cash prize.
- High end device
- £500 cash prize (each)
- High end device
Top 50 Stories:
- Published e-book compilation by okadabooks.com promoted online and via SMS
- Published print book (if available) distributed at award ceremony
How to Apply: Interested candidates should fill the entry form completely
Award Provider: Etisalat