The Etisalat Prize for Literature has announced a new flash fiction competition.
The Nigerian telecommunications company, which launched the Etisalat Prize for Literature for debut fiction in 2013, is now branching into short form storytelling.
Director, brands and communication of Etisalat Nigeria Enitan Denloye said: “In today’s fast paced world, communication is right at our fingertips through the use of smart devices, phones, tablets and the likes, and people prefer to consume information on the go and in small bits. The flash fiction category therefore seeks to marry these concepts, providing added value to mobile device users across Africa.”
The winning author will receive prize money of £1 000, and a Samsung Galaxy Note or iPad, and have their published ebook promoted online. Two runners up will receive £500 each and Samsung Galaxy Note or iPad.
To enter, writers must submit a piece of not more than 300 words before 4 November, 2014.
The public will vote for the best story from 5 to 25 November; the top 20 entries will be announced on December 7, and the shortlist in January 2015.