Deadline:

31st January 2020.

Location:

Africa & UK.

(Award)

Description

The Caine Prize for African Writing.

The Caine Prize for African Writing was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.

More Details

The Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using our annual literary award. In addition to administering the Prize, we work to connect readers with African writers through a series of public events, as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing through the annual Caine Prize writers’ workshop which takes place in a different African country each year.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Fictional Writing.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS, AND OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

Program Period

 the Last date to apply is 31st January 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Prize is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. ‘An African writer’ is taken to mean 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.
  • Unpublished work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.
  • Submissions should be made by publishers only.
  • Only fictional work is eligible.
  • Only one story per author will be considered in any one year.
  • Submissions should specify which African country the author comes from and the word count.
  • We require 6 copies of the work in its originally published version.
  • If the work is published in a book or journal, we would like to receive at least one copy of the book / journal and five photocopies.
  • If the work is published online, we would like to receive six photocopies.

Note: Works not eligible for entry include stories for children, factual writing, plays, biography, works shorter than 3000 words and unpublished work. If you are not sure whether your work is eligible, please email us for advice on info@caineprize.com.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • Winning and short-listed authors will be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit.
  • There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all).
  • The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500.
  • The winner is also invited to go to three literature festivals in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.

How to Apply

First Step: To apply please send six original published copies of the work for consideration to the Caine Prize office including a letter from the publisher.

  • If the work is published in a book or journal, we would like to receive at least one copy of the book / journal and five photocopies; but particularly where several stories are submitted from one anthology we would like if possible to receive six copies of the book / journal itself.
  • If the work is published online, we would like to receive six printed copies.
  • Address and post the eligible submission to:
    The Caine Prize for African Writing
    51 Southwark Street
    London
    SE1 1RU

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Hesham Galal / Egypt

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