about the Afritondo Short Story Prize
For as long as we could think, humans have wondered about the world, about life, about our very essence. How are we here? More importantly, why are we here? What is it beyond what we can see that gives us a purpose?
Spirituality encompasses a vast array of concepts from internal/personal reflections to traditional/religious practices, and everything in-between. As always, we want to be surprised and thoroughly entertained, so feel free to play around and be creative with the theme. A good story for this prize will offer unique insight into the theme and explore characters is refreshing and imaginative ways.
Follow this link to know the judges and the theme for Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022.
Please follow this link to read the terms & conditions.
The winner of the Afritondo Short Story Prize will receive a cash prize of $1000. Four other shortlisted writers will get $100 each. The longlist will be published in an anthology.
Read the terms & conditions, learn more about the theme, then send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email should read Submission for Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022. The filename of the entry (i.e., the attached document) must be the title of the short story. In the body of the email tell us, briefly, about yourself, including such information as your legal name, country of residence, age, and contact details.
- The 2021 Prize was won by Desta Haile for her story, Ethio-Cubano, published in the anthology The Hope, The Prayer, The Anthem.
- The 2020 Prize was won by Jarred Thompson for his story, Good Help is Hard to Find, published in the anthology Yellow Means Stay.
For more information visit the official website of Afritondo Story Prize