The AKO Caine Prize 2021 for African Writing (£10,000 Cash Prize & Funded Workshop in London): (Deadline 31 January 2021)

The AKO Caine Prize 2021 for African Writing (£10,000 Cash Prize & Funded Workshop in London): (Deadline 31 January 2021)

The AKO Caine Prize 2021 for African Writing (£10,000 Cash Prize & Funded Workshop in London): (Deadline 31 January 2021)

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize 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.

Eligibility

  • Unpublished work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.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; 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 photocopies.

    Benefits

    Travel

    • 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.

    How to Apply:

    There is no application form. 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 published in a magazine or journal we will accept one original copy plus five photocopies, but would prefer six original copies.
    • 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

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

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