The prize welcomes entries from individuals who are nationals of African countries, have a parent from an African country, or identify as part of the global black minority.
By Helena Olori
The submission window for the 2024 Afritondo Short Story Prize, themed “Fate”, is now open until December 15, 2023.
Writers are encouraged to interpret the theme in their own unique way with stories that push the boundaries of language and imagination, provide fresh new perspectives on the theme, and explore characters in novel and creative ways.
Being the fifth edition and a special landmark for the short story prize, this year’s contest will be judged by the first three winners of the prize, Jarred Thompson, Desta Haile, and Howard Meh-Buh Maximus, led by Thompson who won the prize in its inaugural year.
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The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024 welcomes entries from individuals who are nationals of African countries, have a parent from an African country, or identify as part of the global black minority.
All submissions must be in English, reflect the theme, and adhere to formatting guidelines, including a word count between 3000 and 5000.
Entries, limited to one per writer, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Submission for Afritondo Short Story Prize 2024”, along with a brief introduction in the email body on or before December 15, 2023. Only previously unpublished stories are accepted.
A longlist of selected writers will be published in an anthology in August 2024. The winner, decided by the judges, will receive a cash prize of $1000 while the four other shortlisted writers will get $100 each.
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