The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award was created in order to cater to the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the Continent. To garner some publicity for the art of flash fiction writing and the writers themselves, this category of the Prize will be open to the general public to review and contribute to the ultimately selection of a winner. The Flash fiction award seeks to provide added value to mobile device users across Africa with information on-the-go and in bite sized chunks.
The Prize is open to all writers of unpublished short stories (of African citizenship but can be resident anywhere in the world)
All entries will be submitted online via the website and short stories submitted should not exceed 300 words
The winning author will receive $1000 and a high end device
The 2 Runner-ups will receive $500 (each) and a high end device.
Top 50 Stories
Published e-book compilation by okadabooks.com promoted online and via SMS
Published print book (if available) distributed at award ceremony
Entries Open – September 1
Entries Closes – October 14
Voting Opens to the general public – November 1
Voting Closes – November 30
Top 50 Announced – December 2
Finalists Announced – January 11, 2017
Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March 2017