Short Story Day Africa wants short stories of speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, alternative history and magical realism all fit the bill. The theme for this year's competition is Terra Cognita.
Word count: 3000* – 5000 words.
The long-listed stories selected by the panel of judges will be collected in an anthology and published individually on Worldreader Mobile to over half a million readers.Selected stories will be entered in The Caine Prize for African Fiction, hence the lower word limit.
Deadline: 30 June 2014
The shortlist will be announced in September 2014. Winner announced in October 2014.
3rd Prize: R300 voucher to spend on African fiction at an indie bookshop of your choice
(Sponsored by Paige Nick)The Power of Writing Course from All About Writing worth R500The 2013 Caine Prize Anthology
The longlist will receive a e-book of the anthology, and a work of African short fiction from
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