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    Wednesday, 4 October 2017

    Call For Submissons - 2017 Imbube Creative Writing Awards

    In a bid to encourage a new generation of world class African writers, Imbube calls for submissions of short stories from both published and unpublished, both professional and emerging writers aged 35 years and below.

    Writing Topics/Genres
    • The Future of Africa (Sci-Fi, Fantasy)
    • Human Rights/Free Speech (Non-fiction, Historical Fiction)
    • Nollywood 2.0 (Drama, Crime or Romance Fiction)
    • The power of writing (Adventure, Children's Fiction)
    Prizes
    • The Imbube award lion statuette + N200k cash prize
    • Goody-bag prizes in tandem with sponsors
    • Global exposure in tandem with media partners
    • Three-months workspace at Leadspace + One-year Pro-Seller Nerveflo
    • Feature in the Imbube2017 ShortStories Collection eBook
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    The Rules 
    • All entries must be original works of authors
    • Entries must not be more than 5000 words
    • Authors can submit only one entry per topic per genre e.g. an author can submit a fantasy short story on "The Future of Africa" and a historical fiction on "Human Rights."
    • Note: Winners will be selected based on aggregation of Public Voting and Judges points. This is an opportunity for you to test your writing skills. This is not only for fiction writers, it is for writer 35 years and below. Award Timeline
      • Call For Entries: Ongoing
      • Online Submissions: 29 September - 13 October, 2017
      • Public Online Voting & Judges weigh-in: 13 - 24 October, 2017
      • Award presentation at the 2017 Imbube Festival: 28 October 2017
      Entry Closes
      13 October 2017
      Sponsors: Leadspace, Nerveflo, LYD Consulting, webcoupers. Media Partners: OSG Olorisupergal, Farabale, Acada, Arts and Africa.
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