Caine Prize for African Writing
Deadline March 31 (must be received by this date), formerly January 26. Highly recommended free contest awards 10,000 pounds for published, English-language short stories, 3,000-10,000 words, by African writers, defined as someone who was born in Africa, or who is a national of an African country, or who has a parent who is African by birth or nationality. Up to 4 shortlisted authors receive 500 pounds plus a travel stipend. Story must have been first published within the five years preceding the deadline date. Publisher must enter via sponsor's online submissions portal. Entries must be accompanied by a letter from the publisher conveying a brief biography of the writer, and specifying which African country the writer comes from.
Published: January 19, 2024