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Show Off Your Flash Fiction Skills! Enter the Etisalat Prize for Literature in the Flash Fiction Category | Deadline 4th November 2014



NoViolet Bulawayo & Uche Okonkwo

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is open for the submission of entries in the Flash Fiction category.

Here’s what the press release says:
‘In today’s fast paced world, communication is right at our finger tips through the use of smart devices; phones, tablets and the likes and people prefer to consume information on-the-go and in small bits. The flash fiction category therefore seeks to marry these concepts thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa.’ Entry is open to the public, who would also be responsible for reviewing entries and ultimately voting the winner’

The flash fiction prize is awarded to the top three writers in this category. The winning author receives a cash prize of £1,000, a high-end device, with his or her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms. The category will also produce two runners up, with each receiving a cash sum of £500 and a smart device for their literary efforts.

Interested writers are encouraged to enter works of not more than 300 words at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction webpage: Entries will close on November 4th, 2014 while review and voting will commence from November 5th, 2014 through November 25th, 2014. The top 20 entries would be announced after moderations on December 7, 2014 while the shortlist will be announced in January 2015.

Hurry and send your entries now!


  1. anonymous

    October 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I saw the picture and screameed, Uche Okonkwo from St.Monica. Been a while and the face hasn’t changed a bit.

    You might remember me though, I was that girl who eventually became the Head girl of your set.

  2. Adegbulugbe Adedoyin

    October 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Woooooow part 2 pleaseeeeeeee. Telemundo thingsss. *winks*

  3. Baba

    October 31, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I’ll sure give it a shot!

  4. Isi

    October 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Please does anyone know how one could send in their stories?

  5. Star

    October 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    When u say less than 300words, would that be the summary or little from the first chapter?

    • Ni Ne

      November 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      That would be the full story, flash fiction is usually short and sharp 🙂

  6. anita

    November 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    please any idea how we can submit entries..I have visited the link and still have no clue of how to submit

    • Akumbu

      November 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Anita, use this link:
      Good luck.

  7. kimberley k

    November 3, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Welcome to the second edition of Etisalat’s popularity (oops literary) contest.

  8. salem e

    November 5, 2014 at 10:22 am

    How do i know my entry has been accepted, there’s nothing in my mail to that effect.

  9. Emmanuel Nzoputachi

    June 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

    persistance is the paddle that wades you across the river to success.

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