National short story competition

Accuracy_240437580.jpgSeptember 14,

Kwani Trust has announced a national short story competition titled, ‘The Kenya I live In’. At stake is the Winner’s prize of Kes. 100,000. The first and second runner up get Kes. 75,000/- and 50,000/- respectively. This is in addition to being published in the next edition of Kwani’s journal Kwani 6?

The competition is open to all writers born after 1978. Writers are supposed to write adult fiction of between 3,000 – 8,000 words along the theme ‘The Kenya I live in’, in either English, Kiswahili or sheng.

The entries must be unpublished (submissions previously published in magazines are also accepted).

The deadline for receipt of all entries is October 26,2009. All receipts must be typed and sent as a Word document to or by post to P. O. Box 2895 – 00100, Nairobi (no handwritten scripts).

Winners will be announced in December 2009.

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