Short Story Day Africa is pleased to announce the shortlist for the R10,000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. All longlisters stories will be collected in Water: New Short Fiction From Africa, Short Story Day Africa’s third anthology.
The shortlist is as follows:
- “A Fierce Symmetry” by Alex Latimer
- “Water No Get Enemy” by Fred Khumalo
- “Finding Mermaids” by Chido Muchemwa
- “The Worme Bridge” by Cat Hellisen
- “Traces” by Megan Ross
- “Ink” by Mark Winkler
Judges include: South African Mary Watson, Kenyan Billy Kahora and Nigerian Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.
The winners will be announced at the Aké Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria in November. The grand prize winner is set to win R10,000.
For more information and to view the long list, visit Short Story Day Africa.