Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Write for my unborn child-The Golden Boabab Prize

I think we need more African fiction for children. I am hoping that by the time I start having kids :) I will find many books like that on the shelf. Who knows, it just might be your story! The Golden Baobab Prize is inviting entries of stories that are set in Africa or have a very evident African content.They should fall into either Category A (stories for readers aged 8-11 years) or Category B (stories for readers aged 12-15 years).

This year, the prize will award $1,000 to the best story in the junior category as well as the senior category and $800 to the most promising young writer (18 years and below). The Prize is open to African citizens of all ages. Entry should be a work of fiction between 1,000 to 5,000 words. Stories should be in written in English and should not have been previously published elsewhere, in part or in full.

Deadline for submission is June 20, 2011.

How do you submit? Word Count? More info? Go here

Deborah Ahenkorah talks about this prize and its significance here.

What She Thinks: Submit an entry and/or spread the word.

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