Port-Harcourt Book Festival 2014: Caine Prize Short Story Surgery


Port-Harcourt Book Festival 2014: Caine Prize Short Story Surgery

The Caine Prize Story Surgery will be a day-long session including an exploration of the short story form and feedback and advice to selected candidates.


Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing is joined by twice shortlisted for the Caine Prize (2008 & 2012), writer Stanley Onjezani Kenani and 2013 shortlisted writer, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim at the Port Harcourt Book Festival 2014 for this unique opportunity.


To submit your work for consideration, submit an unpublished story of 1,500 – 2,000 words to info@portharcourtbookfestival.com by 19 September 2014. Applications will be accepted by email only and should be written in English and formatted as a WORD document in 14 point Times New Roman, double spaced. All submissions should include name, date of birth, and contact postal and email address and telephone number. *The subject of the email should be ‘Caine Prize Short Story Surgery’.


Caine Prize rules of eligibility apply. Eligible participants are those born in or are citizens of an African country, or have one parent who is African by birth or nationality.


Successful candidates will be notified by Wednesday 1st October.


Please note: Acceptance for the Short Story Surgery is by invitation only. Travel and accommodation are not covered.


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