500 Stories in the run for the 2019 Writivism and Koffi Addo Prizes

The Writivism Literary Initiative has received 504 stories for it’s annual prizes for short fiction and creative nonfiction by African unpublished writers. 387 stories are fiction and 117 are nonfiction. 66 writers followed the advice by the initiative to submit for both categories. “We are excited to read all the entries. There is so much … More 500 Stories in the run for the 2019 Writivism and Koffi Addo Prizes

Meet the 2019 Judges for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

Ugandan novelist and short story writer, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Ghanaian novelist Ayesha Harruna Attah will chair the 2019 Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction prizes’ judging panels. They will be joined by Zimbabwean writer and editor, Emmanuel Sigauke and Ghanaian publisher, blogger and activist, Kinna Likimani for the short story prize as well … More Meet the 2019 Judges for the Writivism Short Story and Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prizes

Zambia and Kenya are #Writivism2018 big winners

Zambia and Kenya took the honors at the 2018 Writivism Festival, on the evening of August 19 in Kampala, as their nationals Ms. Chisanga Mukuka and Mr. Mbogo Ireri, won the Koffi Addo Nonfiction and Writivism short story prizes, respectively. With their stories “Belonging” and “Hopes and Dreams“, the two emerging writers take home USD … More Zambia and Kenya are #Writivism2018 big winners

2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

“An African writing prize judged by Africans” – Akwaeke Emezi (chair 2018 Koffi Addo Nonfiction Prize) The Center for African Cultural Excellence promotes contemporary African ideas through the arts and culture, specifically the Writivism Literary Initiative, which runs two literary prizes, coordinates an online mentoring programme, publishes annual anthologies, and curates an annual literary festival … More 2019 WRITIVISM PRIZES SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

The joint shortlist for the 2018 Writivism Prizes for short fiction and creative non-fiction has been announced today, Friday July 20, 2018. The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of the annual prizes. The 3rd Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non Fiction is judged by Akwaeke Emezi (chair), … More The 2018 Writivism Prizes Joint Shortlist Announced

THE 2018 WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE LONGLIST

The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce the 2018 Short Story Prize (sponsored by The Story Club Malawi) longlist of 10 stories selected from almost 500 entries by a team of three judges chaired by Shadreck Chikoti. The other judges are Emmanuel Sigauke and Beatrice Lamwaka. The 2018 Writivism Short Story Prize longlist features … More THE 2018 WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE LONGLIST

The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Longlist

The Writivism Literary Initiative is pleased to announce the 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction longlist of 10 stories selected from almost 150 entries by a team of three judges chaired by Akwaeke Emezi. The other judges are Sumayya Lee and Daniel Kalinaki. The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction longlist features stories … More The 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Nonfiction Longlist