The Linesfromafrica short story competition is an annual literary event that celebrates the art of storytelling and seeks to unearth emerging talents in African literature (18-35). Our competition was launched in 2010 with the vision of providing a platform for writers to showcase their creative prowess and contribute to the rich tapestry of African storytelling.
Who can Apply?
The LinesfromAfrica Short Story competition is open to writers of all ages and backgrounds from across the African continent and the diaspora. We welcome submissions in various genres, from literary fiction to speculative fiction, magical realism, historical fiction, and more. Our goal is to encourage diverse storytelling that reflects the complexities, nuances, and cultural richness of Africa.
Each year, a distinguished panel of judges, comprised of renowned authors, literary critics, and industry professionals, carefully evaluates the submitted short stories. They assess the stories based on creativity, originality, storytelling prowess, character development, and adherence to the theme (if applicable).
Winners of the LinesfromAfrica Short Story Competition
The winners of the Linesfromafrica Short Story Competition are awarded various prizes, which may include cash prizes, publishing opportunities, mentorship programs, and the chance to have their work featured in our online literary magazine or anthologies.
Our competition provides not only a platform for talented writers to gain recognition but also an opportunity for readers to discover new and exciting voices in African literature. It is our firm belief that the power of storytelling transcends borders and has the capacity to foster empathy, understanding, and unity among people from diverse backgrounds.
We are committed to nurturing the literary community and fostering a supportive environment for writers to grow and flourish. The Linesfromafrica Short Story Competition has become a cornerstone of our organization’s mission to promote African literature and amplify the voices that shape our cultural narrative.
Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a passionate reader, we invite you to join us in celebrating the art of storytelling and embracing the beauty of African literature through the Linesfromafrica Short Story Competition. Together, let us explore the vast realms of imagination and storytelling that Africa has to offer.