june, 2020

30jun1:00 am1:00 amAfrica Book Club Short Story CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: $25
Max word count: $250
Top Prize: 3,500

Event Details

The Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition features short stories drawn from contributors across the African continent. We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African authors.

We welcome entries that celebrate Africa’s diversity and rich story telling traditions – anything from fiction and non-fiction stories that reflect life on the continent to childhood memoirs and travel stories.

Entering the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition gives you the chance to:

  • Get Published – Your story will be published on the Africa Book Club site and read by thousands of readers across the world who are interested in African literature.
  • Get Discovered – Having your story published by Africa Book Club is an opportunity to get your name out and be discovered by potential publishers. It gives you a platform to showcase your talent.
  • Win Prizes – There are cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best entries, as well as all submissions accepted for inclusion in our annual short story anthology.

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