Prizes

 

Short Story Prize

Guidelines for submission for the 2017 prize will be announced soon. The prize accepts entries in French and English. Prize amount is $500. Prize winner is entitled to a one month residency at Stellenbosch University to complete a manuscript for their debut novel / novella / short story collection, to be published in a Writivism Series. All shortlisted writers travel to Kampala for the annual Writivism Festival plus receive $100 and all longlisted stories are published in our annual anthology.

Past Winners

2016: Acan Innocent (Uganda) SunDown

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2015: Pemi Aguda (Nigeria) with Caterer, Caterer

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2014: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (South Africa) with Out of the Blue

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2013: Anthea Paelo (Uganda) with Picture Frames

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Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation

Guidelines for submission for the 2017 prize will be announced soon. The prize amount is $500. The winner will be entitled to a one month residency at an African university where they complete work on a manuscript of poetry in translation, to be published in the Writivism Series. All shortlisted poets will be invited to the annual Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda, and the shortlisted poems included in our annual anthology. Runners-up receive $50. The winner of the inaugural prize was RedScar McOdindo.

The Kofi Addo Prize for Non Fiction 

Guidelines for submission for the 2017 prize will be announced soon. The prize amount is $500. All shortlisted writers will be invited to a festival in Accra, Ghana and their essays/articles/stories will be published in our annual anthology.

The Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize (Under Review)

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