The telecommunication giant, Etisalat, has announced the opening of this years flash fiction competition.
The Etisalat Flash Fiction competition involves the submission of unpublished short stories by African writers which should not exceed 300 words. The winner takes home among other gifts 1,000 euro while the two runners up get 500 euro.
The following details are contained in the official website of the competition:
About Flash Fiction
Etisalat has at the core of its vision, encouraging and inspiring creativity. Having this in mind, the flash fiction category has been established in order to cater to the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the Continent. In order to garner some publicity for the art of flash fiction writing and the writers themselves, this category of the Prize will include the participation of the general public in the selection process.
In today’s fast paced world where communication is right at our finger tips through the use of smart devices; phones, tablets and the likes, consumers prefer to consume information on-the-go and in bite sized chunks. The Flash fiction category therefore seeks to marry both of these concepts together thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa. The Prize is open to all writers of unpublished short stories of African citizenship but can be resident anywhere in the world.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.
Winners will receive:
£1,000 cash prize.
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Runners Up (2)
£500 cash prize (each)
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