African Literature Writing Contest | 300 Words for a Chance to Win $100

Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture, will turn 6 in a few weeks—August 1. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve launched a writing contest to give you a chance to say just what you love about African literature.

Here is how it works:

Imagine African literature as a romantic partner—boyfriend, girlfriend, sidechick, main squeeze, wife, husband, whatever. It is your 6th year anniversary, but you’ve been going through a rough patch for while now. Things haven’t been as rosy as it once was. You’re determined to put things right by re-affirming your love—with just 300 words! Feel free to explore all genres and scenarios.

The contest is open to everyone: old, youthful, aspiring writer, seasoned writer, African, non-African, etc. If you read and love African literature, take this chance to say why.

It’s super-easy to participate.

Follow Brittle Paper on Twitter

@brittlepaper (include a screen capture to let us know you followed us)

Submit to brittlecontest@gmail.com. Include your name, address, a phone number, a short bio, and a photograph of yourself.

Send as an attached word document or simply past in the body of the email.

Word Count Rule: 3oo-35o (please do not exceed 350).

That’s it!

Entries will be open from July 4 to July 15 . The top five will be announced on July 18th. Readers will then have a chance to vote for their favorite.

The winner will be announced on July 31.

Good luck!

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