2016 Etisalat Flash Fiction Award for African Authors


In 2014, the Etisalat Prize for Literature launched the online based flash fiction prize, The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award, to engage the rising stars of fiction. Flash fiction is fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety.

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 ultimate selection of a winner.

Authors eligible to participate in the Literary Competition must be of African descent. An Author of African descent is one who was either born in Africa, or one who is a national of an African country, or one who has a parent who was either born in or is a national of an African country.

Stories [no more than 300 words] should be submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Webpage.

The Winning Author will receive £1,000 cash prize, High end device or iPad, Published e-book (if available) promoted online and via SMS. The 2 Runners-up will receive £500 cash prize (each), High end device or iPad.

The schedule of events for the award is as follows

  • Entries Open – September 1st, 2016.
  • Voting Open to the general public – October 7th, 2016
  • Top 50 Announced – November 4th , 2016
  • Finalists Announced – January 2017
  • Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March 2017

Additional information can be obtained here

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