#Writivism2016 Short Story Prize FAQs

Are you considering submitting your short story to the #Writivism2016 prize but are not sure about something? You could send us an email at info@writivism.com to find out, but before you do that, below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in case yours is one of them.

  1. Is a permanent resident of an African country, who is not a citizen, eligible to submit for the prize? Yes. Residence in an African country is the only requirement for eligibility, than citizenship.

  2. I have a number of short stories published by literary magazines, am I eligible? Yes, you are. We consider a published writer as one who has published a book. But you should submit a fresh unpublished story than the already published one. 

  3. I have self-published a book, am I still eligible? Yes, you are eligible. We consider a book published when it has undergone the ‘traditional’ publishing process. 

  4. Does a chap-book count as a book? For the purposes of the prize, No, it does not. We define a chap-book as a small collection of poetry, stories, ballads, etc, normally less than 50 pages. You can submit to the prize, despite having a chap-book published. 

5. How much is the prize money? As in previous years, the prize amount is $400 for the winner. Each writer of a shortlisted story wins $100. We may announce additional perks for winning the prize after the deadline.

  1. When will the prize winner be announced? The prize winner will be announced at the Writivism Festival, scheduled for August 22-28, in Kampala, Uganda. All shortlisted writers will travel for the festival at our cost. 

Most of the queries are answered by the prize submission guidelines but in case yours is not, do not hesitate to get in touch.