Lagos - The deadline for the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, one of the prime competitions in the sector, has been moved to next Tuesday because of an overwhelming response.
According to the mobile network operator, this deadline extension provides more opportunities for writers of short stories amid a flood of last-minute entries from Nigeria and across the continent.
With this development, voting on the entries kicks off on Wednesday until December 3.
This will be followed by an announcement of the top 20 entries on December 5,
Entries shortlisted for the Flash Fiction prize would be revealed on December 21.
According to the Director, Brands and Communication at Etisalat Nigeria, Enitan Denloye, the level of participation has been remarkable, prompting the decision to extend the deadline.
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“We have been inundated with entries for the flash fiction category, so we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of the short stories.
We want to accommodate as many writers as possible so their work can be critiqued by a panel of acclaimed writers. This will help the entrants hone their skills and by extension, improve the quality of literary fiction produced in Nigeria ad across the continent,” he said.
The flash fiction prize is awarded to the top three writers in this category of the Etisalat Prize for Literature.
The winning author receives a cash prize of £1 000, a high-end device, with his or her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms.
The category will also produce two runners up, with each receiving a cash sum of £500 and a smart device for their literary efforts.
– CAJ News
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