The Ghanaian society runs through cultures and morals interwoven into the minds of its citizens, a way of life very unique to them and cannot be copied nor taken. One of that culture is the sisterhood. We have been around the country and seen that it does not lie, there is a growing sisterhood present in the Ghanaian community, at least in the creative circles, with women coming together to collaborate on projects, working for each other and with each other to reach the highest limit. That is why we at The Random Thoughts have decided to tap into that as the topic of our new Prize in Creative  Fiction.

 “Sisterhood”

Write any fictional story of 800 words that relate to the topic of the competition & send to the Random Thoughts Africa – Therandomthoughtsblog@gmail.com

Ist Prize: 300gh

2nd & 3rd: One copy of Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi and a copy of Dear Ijewele/We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Adichie from Vidya Bookstore 

Submissions open 14 October 2017 and close after the first 40 submissions.

Please read submission guidelines and the terms and conditions of entry to the Prize below.

  1. For only Ghanaians living in Ghana
  2. Writers may only submit one story for the competition. Repeat entries by the same writer will be disqualified.
  3. Writers are welcome to submit stories in any fiction genre.
  4. Stories must not exceed 800 words.
  5. Stories must be submitted in English. Feel free to incorporate other languages into your story, the story must be able to be understood fully in English.
  6. Stories will be submitted to therandomthoughtsblog@gmail.com
  7. To facilitate easy reading and judging, please paste the story in the email body and not in a docx file. Stories not formatted in this way are at the risk of being disqualified.
  8. Stories must not have been previously published in any form or any format.
  9. Simultaneous submissions are not welcome. Any story entered or published elsewhere during the course of judging or publication will be disqualified.
  10. You are welcome to enter under a pseudonym or aliases, as long as you also include your real name along with your entry.
  11. All entries will be judged anonymously.
  12. The judges’ decision is final.
  13. By submitting a story the author attests that it is their own original work and grants exclusive digital rights to The Random Thoughts for one year, thereafter you can republish anywhere on the internet.
  • About the Judge: Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo is a Ghanaian writer and poet. Her works of fiction have appeared in The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper and Afridiaspora, with her poems forthcoming in the PRAXIS response chapbook, Around The Fire 5. She is a finalist for the 2017 RL Poetry Award and has also been selected for the AfriWowri Literary Project to be published in the anthology, ‘The Different Shades of a Feminine Mind’.  Read her Poetry on her Website: www.poetryetal.wordpress.com 
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Submissions for this competition is OPEN