Brittle paper turns 6!

Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture, will turn 6 in a few weeks—August 1. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve launched a writing contest to give you a chance to say just what you love about African literature.

Here is how it works:

Imagine African literature as a romantic partner—boyfriend, girlfriend, sidechick, main squeeze, wife, husband, whatever. It is your 6th year anniversary, but you’ve been going through a rough patch for while now. Things haven’t been as rosy as it once was. You’re determined to put things right by re-affirming your love—with just 300 words! Feel free to explore all genres and scenarios. 

The contest is open to everyone: old, youthful, aspiring writer, seasoned writer, African, non-African, etc. If you read and love African literature, take this chance to say why.

It’s super-easy to participate.

Follow Brittle Paper on Twitter @brittlepaper (include a screen capture to let us know you followed us)

Submit to brittlecontest@gmail.com. Include your name, address, a phone number, a short bio, and a photograph of yourself.

Send as an attached word document or simply past in the body of the email. 

Word Count Rule: 3oo-35o (please do not exceed 350). 

That’s it!

Entries will be open from July 4 to July 15. The top five will be announced on July 18th. Readers will then have a chance to vote for their favorite.

The winner will be announced on July 31.

Good luck!

 

 

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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.

22 Responses to “I ❤️ African Literature Writing Contest | 300 Words for a Chance to Win $100” Subscribe

  1. Mirabelle Morah 2016/06/29 at 17:57 #

    When you say 300 words, is it exactly 300 words or it shouldn’t exceed 300 words?
    The entry, will it be in doc. file or just pasted to the body of the mail?
    The theme eh sha, is it limited to prose? Or can be both prose and poetry?
    Daalu.

  2. Adriel Chimdinma 2016/06/30 at 02:14 #

    Do we have to send a screenshot of folowership in the mail?

  3. Ainehi Edoro 2016/06/30 at 09:02 #

    Hi Adriel,

    You do, as noted in the email. Thanks!

  4. Ainehi Edoro 2016/06/30 at 09:03 #

    Hi Mirabelle,

    Your questions are awesome. Thanks for pointing out key clarifications that needed to be made. I’ve updated the post accordingly. Thanks!

  5. Mirabelle M 2016/06/30 at 09:22 #

    Thanks, clarified now.

  6. Eme 2016/07/01 at 08:58 #

    Congrats Brittle Paper! You’re my favourite literary blog. And special congrats to you, Ainehi. You’re a big inspiration. May this wonderful platform keep thriving far in the future.

  7. Marie 2016/07/03 at 04:11 #

    Can one writer send more than one entry? Thanks

  8. mercy mwende 2016/07/06 at 15:26 #

    Sounds like something i will definitely try out

  9. Roli 2016/07/11 at 19:24 #

    I do not have a Twitter account. Must I join Twitter to qualify as a contestant?

  10. chinyere 2016/07/14 at 08:37 #

    hi AINEHI EDORO
    please can one send in multiple entries?

  11. Ainehi Edoro 2016/07/14 at 09:47 #

    Hi Chinyere,

    Unfortunately, no.

  12. Roli 2016/07/14 at 10:44 #

    Ainehi, I would be most grateful if you could kindly respond to my query re Twitter. I thank you in advance.

  13. Ainehi Edoro 2016/07/14 at 10:56 #

    Hi Roli. What question do you have?

  14. Roli 2016/07/14 at 12:02 #

    Please kindly confirm if indeed one of the requirements for entering the competition is to follow you on Twitter – as I am not on Twitter.

  15. Ainehi Edoro 2016/07/14 at 12:04 #

    Send in your entry.

  16. Roli 2016/07/14 at 12:12 #

    Sure, no problem.

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