january, 2020

31jan1:00 am1:00 amFree entry!Caine Prize for African WritingInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 10,000
Top Prize: £10,000

Event Details

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.

Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words and only short stories are eligible.

Works not eligible for entry include stories for children, factual writing, plays, biography, works shorter than 3000 words and unpublished works.

Submissions should be made by publishers only.

There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all). The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500. The winner is also invited to go to three literature festivals in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.

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