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Which story would you tell if you had no more than 300 words to do so? 

While you think about that, you might want to keep in mind that there is a good chance of winning a prize if your story is great. 

The 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature has a Flash Fiction category, and entries are currently open.

To be eligible, one has to be: an unpublished writer, an African citizen (residency in any part of the world is permitted), and be able to captivate readers with a story told in a maximum of 300 words.

Your friends get to participate in all the fun by voting for your story.  If you make it to the top-20 list, you stand a chance of being selected by the judges. 

Here is what is in store for the winning author:

  • ÂŁ1,000 cash prize.
  • A High end device (tablet, phone, laptop).
  • Published e-book promoted online and via SMS.

Other goodies will be given to 2 runners up. 

For now, forget about prizes and the lure of the money 🙂 Begin penning that story you’ve always wanted to tell in Oh! Not so many words.

October 19 is the deadline.

Keep up with announcements on the Etisalat Prize for Literature Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Nma rarely forgets the books she has read and attributes the reading bug to the moment she read Kofi Bentum Quantson’s two part novel, Mama Don’t Die. Ever a literary enthusiast, Nma is also a storyteller. She reveals extraordinary details in the lives of ordinary people and creates narratives for imagined stories.

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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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