Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reminder: Golden BAOBAB Writing Competition

The Golden Baobab Prize is an African literary award established in July 2008 to encourage the writing of African literature for children and young adults.

Golden Baobab Prize at a Glance:

  • African literary award established to inspire the creation of the best kinds of African stories that children and young adults all over the world will love.
  • Invites entries of unpublished short stories written by African citizens irrespective of age, race or geographical location.
  • Supported by The Global Fund for Children and the African Library Project. Founding support provided by Bryn Mawr College.
  • Run by passionate team of volunteer from all over the world.
  • Non-profit initiative registered in Ghana.

  • Submitted stories should fall into a Junior Category (stories for readers aged 8-11 years) or a Senior Category (stories for readers aged 12-15 years).
  • Entry should be a work of fiction between 1,000 to 5,000 words. 
  • There are no restrictions on themes but stories must be set in Africa or have a very evident African content.
  • Stories should be in written in English and should not have been previously published elsewhere, in part or in full.
  • Pseudonyms may not be used. Entries must be submitted under entrant's real name.
  • Entrants may enter up to five stories.
  • All entries must be the unaided work of the entrant.
  • Previous entrants (including shortlisted writers) of the Prize are eligible to enter in subsequent years. Previous winners of the Junior or Senior Category are not eligible to enter. Previous winners of the Rising Writer Award are eligible to enter again. 
  • The title page of submissions should state the category and title of the story. All biographical information should be sent in the body of submission email.
  • ALL entries will be acknowledged with an email to the address from which the entry was sent.

More info here

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