Call for Submissions: Afritondo Short Story Prize 2020 (Deadline: 23 December)

We are delighted to share this call for submissions for Afritondo’s inaugural short story prize!

The team at Afritondo are looking for stories that explore the dynamics and boundaries of love. The story should be set wholly or partly in Africa (or a black community, real or fictional) and you should consider your characters black/ African. A good story for this prize will offer novel insight into the theme, explore characters in refreshing and imaginative ways, and challenge the art of storytelling.


The prize will be judged by Megan Ross (Chair), Gloria Mwaniga, and Kelechi Njoku. Read more about them here.


Deadline for submission: Friday, December 23, 2019 (11.59 PM in any time zone).

Email your submission to:


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Please read the entry requirements and other terms and conditions on the Afritondo website here.

The winner will receive $1000 for an unpublished work of fiction between 3000 and 5000 words and will, thereafter, be published in the Afritondo anthology, which will feature the longlisted stories. The aim is to publish a long list in February 2020, and a shortlist in March 2020, with the final winner announced thereafter.


Afritondo is a media and publishing platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of Africans and black minority populations across the globe.

Follow them on Facebook @afritondo and on Instagram.

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