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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
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.