Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo

Short Story Day Africa has just announced the short list for the R10 000 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction.

Over 450 entries were received for the Prize from over two dozen countries, from writers both living on the African continent and in the African diaspora. These were cut down to 21 in a longlist that was announced in September. These stories will all feature in Water: New Short Fiction From Africa, Short Story Day Africa’s third anthology.

The shortlist announced today includes;

  • 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

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. Prizes are sponsored by Worldreader, Books Live, ANT ProHelvetia and All About Writing.

Water: New Short Fiction From Africa, edited by Nick Mulgrew and Karina Szczurek, will be released worldwide on 1 January 2016 in partnership with Hands On Books, Cassava Republic and New Internationalist.