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Bakwa Magazine, a Cameroon-based literary magazine, is inviting writers of Cameroonian descent to participate in a short story competition.

Deadline is July 31, so begin drafting your stories now!

See below for more details about the prize. Send all enquiries to bakwaeditor@gmail.com. Click here to learn more about Bawka Magazine

[Please Note: Brittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this prize, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. Address any inquiry to the email included in the post.]

Bakwa magazine, the leading online literary and cultural magazine in English in Cameroon, which has been at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange, intends to celebrate emerging writers from Cameroon by giving them the opportunity to submit stories which, inasmuch as embrace realism, also highlight fantasy, science fiction, magic realism, romance, epic, political allegory and satire.

This is a one-off short story competition for Cameroonians residing in Cameroon or elsewhere in the world, who are 39 years and below. Entries can be in either English or French and should be between 3000 – 5000 words. The winner will receive FCFA 100,000, while the runner-up will receive FCFA 50,000. The best stories submitted for the competition will subsequently be published in an anthology in 2017. A series of post-competition events will include writing workshops, readings and a number of translation projects.

We’ll be receiving submissions from May 10 – July 31.

Prize Details

The judging process will be anonymous. The prize administrators will make sure that all personal information is removed before sending the stories to the judges.

A shortlist of six stories will be selected in September, from which a winner and runner-up will be chosen.

The winner will receive FCFA 100,000, while the runner-up will receive FCFA 50,000.

A series of post-competition events will include writing workshops, readings and a number of translation projects, as well as publicity via social media and news outlets.

Eligibility & Submission Guidelines

This competition is open to Cameroonians between the ages of 18 – 39, who live in Cameroon or elsewhere.

Entries may be in English or French.

Stories must be unpublished.

Stories should range between 3000 – 5000 words and the only acceptable formats include PDF and Word (.doc and .docx) files.

The email should include the author’s name, email, phone number and country of residence as well as the attached short story. Anyone who is unable to submit via email should email us for alternate submission means.

When submitting, the subject of the email should be “Story Competition” + “Title of Story” for example: Story Competition, Beasts of No Nation.

Submit one entry per person; we will not accept multiple submissions.

All submissions must reach us by July 31, 2016.

Submissions should be sent to bakwaeditor@gmail.com

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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