This call for entries is for the 2021 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.
31 Jan 2021
- £10,000 prize
Short-listed candidates (up to five)
- £500 prize
- A travel award.
Winning and short-listed authors will also be invited to participate in writers’ workshops in Africa, London and elsewhere as resources permit.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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