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The Caine Prize for African Writing 2021


31 January 2021

Who may enter
The Prize is open to African writers. ‘An African writer’ is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, or who is a national of an African country, or who has a parent who is African by birth or nationality.

Submissions can only be made by publishers.

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize.

Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words.

Works not eligible for entry include stories for children, factual writing, plays, biography, works shorter than 3000 words and unpublished works.

Entry fees
There are no entry fees.

There is a cash prize of £10,000 for the winning author and a travel award for each of the short-listed candidates (up to five in all). The shortlisted candidates will also receive a Prize of £500.

How to enroll
For further information visit official website

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