The Caine Prize for African Writing

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Entries for the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing are now open. The prize is open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English. Its focus is on the short story, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. Would you like to enter this year’s prize? The deadline for entries is 31st January 2016.

Any published work on short stories

The Caine Prize for African Writing

ȣ10,000 for the winning author
»A travel award for each of the 5 short-listed candidates and a prize of £500

31 January, 2016

»Unpublished work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.
»Submissions should be made by publishers only.
»Only one story per author will be considered in any one year.
»Submissions should specify which African country the author comes from.
»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; 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 published in a magazine or journal we will accept one original copy plus five photocopies, but would prefer six original copies. These should be sent to the address below.
»If the work is published online, we would like to receive six photocopies.
»Only fictional work is eligible.
»Entries should be accompanied by a letter from the publisher conveying a short CV or brief biography of the writer, and specifying which African country the writer comes from.
»The award is made in July each year, the deadline for submissions being 31 January. Works received after that date will be put forward to the next year’s prize. The short-list is selected from work originally published in the five years preceding the submissions deadline and not previously considered for a Caine Prize.
»The deadline for the next prize is 31 January 2016; works must have been first published between 1 February 2011 and the closing date.
»The publisher agrees that by submitting an entry to the Caine Prize that if the story is shortlisted, permission to reproduce the story in the annual Caine Prize anthology is given with the consent of the author.
»Publishers should post six hard copies of the story for consideration to:

Lizzy Attree
The Caine Prize for African Writing
The Menier Gallery
Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Please your inquiries to;

Comradejuliusofafrica-The Writers Bureau.

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