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.
- For only Ghanaians living in Ghana
- Writers may only submit one story for the competition. Repeat entries by the same writer will be disqualified.
- Writers are welcome to submit stories in any fiction genre.
- Stories must not exceed 800 words.
- 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.
- Stories will be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- Stories must not have been previously published in any form or any format.
- Simultaneous submissions are not welcome. Any story entered or published elsewhere during the course of judging or publication will be disqualified.
- You are welcome to enter under a pseudonym or aliases, as long as you also include your real name along with your entry.
- All entries will be judged anonymously.
- The judges’ decision is final.
- 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
Submissions for this competition is OPEN