Flash Fiction Ghana is currently accepting submissions for its “1000 for 1000” writing contest. Writers of Ghanaian heritage, whether home-based or in the diaspora are expected to submit a work for Young Adults on any theme in Fiction or Creative Nonfiction.  The top three winners in each category will receive a cash prize of 1000 cedis, 500 cedis, and 200 cedis respectively.


  • Submissions are open in two categories: Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.
  • Only Ghanaian writers between the ages 18-30 can apply.
  • Selected submissions from the contest will be published in an anthology available in 2021.
  • Only Ghanaian writers resident in Ghana are eligible for the cash prizes. Writers in the diaspora, however, will be featured in the anthology. This is line with the organization’s objective of promoting Ghana-based writers and encouraging more local literary opportunities.
  • Submissions will run from November 20, 2020 until January 15, 2021.


  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Only one work per entrant.
  • Submissions should be sent as word document attachments, in Times New Roman text font with font size 12.
  • Submissions (for the prize and anthology) should be sent to [email protected]
  • Ghana-based writers should submit with the subject Flash FictionGhana 2020 prize-Fiction” OR “Flash Fiction Ghana 2020 prize-Creative Nonfiction”.– Writers in the diaspora should submit with the email subject line “Flash Fiction Ghana Anthology Submission-Fiction” or “Flash Fiction Ghana Anthology Submission-Creative Nonfiction”.

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