Afritondo Magazine is calling for entries for the 2023 edition of its short story prize. This year, they want writers to respond to the theme of “aliens”: unfamiliar things, unfamiliar people, how they are received and lived with or rejected, how they change families, communities, societies.
The judges are interested in stories that would surprise them, as well as explore the boundaries of imagination and language. Writers are encouraged to give the theme a personal interpretation in order to produce a story that will offer a unique insight into the theme while exploring characters in refreshing and imaginative ways.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Four other shortlisted writers will get $100 each. The longlist will be published in an anthology.
The 2023 edition of the prize will be judged by Doreen Baingana, Ayesha Harruna Attah, and Efemia Chela.
Deadline: December 16, 2022.
Read the submission guidelines here