The Kalemba Short Story Prize 2019 submissions are being sought out in a new callout by the prize organisers. Only Zambia writers are eligible for the prize.
The Kalemba Short Story Prize emerged and brought a new lease of life into the Zambian literary community in 2018. The prize which was worth US$1,000 was aimed at short story writers from the Southern African country.
In the shortlist announced in March, Chanda Chongo, Peter Nawa, Andrew Nguvu, Sampa Musaba, Mali Kambandu, and Mutinta Nanchengwa were announced to be in the running for the new prize. The prize was being judged by Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Namwali Serpell, Ainehi Edoro-Glines and Mulenga Kapwepwe. From this shortlist the winner of the new prize emerged and it was screenplay and short story writer Mali Kambandu.
The next cycle of the prize is upon Zambian writers and its organisers are calling on them to submit their entries. If you are Zambian, you are invited to enter your story of not more than 5,000 words on the following online form;
For more information, you can follow the prize on their Facebook page.
Update: Submissions have since closed.