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Afritondo has made a call out to interested writers to submit their best works for its second edition of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022

Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022| Cash Prize and Submission Guidelines

Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022

Afritondo has made a call out to interested writers to submit their best works for its second edition of the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 

The prize is for an unpublished work of fiction between 3000 and 5000 words.

  Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 Theme

The theme for the Afritondo Short Story competition is titled "Identity". According to the organizers:

Recent global events such as the Black Lives Matter protests have again brought issues of race and prejudice to the fore. In this vein, we invite you to submit stories on the theme of “identity”. As always, we want to be surprised and thoroughly entertained, so feel free to play around with the theme. A good story for this prize will offer novel insight into the theme, explore characters in refreshing and imaginative ways, and challenge the art of storytelling.

Prizes For The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. 

Four other shortlisted writers will get $100 each. The longlist will be published in an anthology. 

In addition, they will also be looking to offer publishing contracts to selected writers.

Submission Guidelines For The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022


  1.      You may only submit an entry if you meet any of the following eligibility requirements:

i.             You are a citizen or national of an African country; or

ii.            One of your parents is a national of an African country; or

iii.           You are of black ethnicity or belong to a black minority population anywhere in the world.

For any questions on eligibility, please email Munachim Amah at admin@afritondo.com. 

2.      Submissions must be made within the stated deadline. Any submission after the deadline will be disregarded.

3.      Submissions must be in English.

4.      Submissions must reflect the theme.

5.      Only one submission per writer is allowed.

6.      The submission, including the title, must be between 3000 and 5000 words.

7.      The submission should be in Microsoft Word (doc, docx) and in the following format:

·        Double-spaced, Times New Roman or Calibri font, 12-point size

·        The title of the story should appear at the top of the first page followed by the word count. No further information is required.

·        Every page must be numbered.

8.      The author’s name or detail must not be included anywhere on the document to be uploaded. The document must contain only the title, word count, and story. All entries are judged anonymously.

9.      Submission is accepted only via email. Entries should be sent to submissions@afritondo.com. The subject of the email should read: Submission for Afritondo Short Story Prize 2021. The filename of the entry (i.e. the attached document) must be the title of the short story.

 In the body of the email, state briefly about yourself, including such information as your legal name, country of residence, age, and contact details.

10.   Entries must not have been previously published or shortlisted for another prize. Also, entries published or shortlisted during the judging or publishing process will be disqualified.

11.   Entrants agree as a condition of entry that the prize organisers may publicise the fact that a story has been entered, longlisted, or shortlisted for the prize.

12.   By submitting an entry, the author agrees to its inclusion in an anthology should it be selected by the judges, and to work with editors to get the story ready for publication.

13.   By submitting an entry, the author attests that it is their original work and grants exclusive global print and digital rights to Afritondo Press should the entry be longlisted or selected for publication in the anthology. The copyright remains with the author.

14.   The decisions of the judges in relation to the winning entries are final and not subject to appeal.

15.   Longlisted and shortlisted writers will be expected to submit their pictures and other information necessary for publicising the prize on social and other media.

16.   The winner will be expected to take part in publicity activities including social media where possible.

Judges For The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022

Judges for Afritondo Short Story Prize

Email for submission: submissions@afritondo.com.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 23.59 PM (GMT).

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