Receipt of entries for the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of the Etisalat Prize for Literature ends today, according to the mobile phone company.
Entry is open to the public, who would also be responsible for reviewing entries and ultimately voting the winner. Interested writers are encouraged to enter works of not more than 300 words at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction webpage: http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/flash/.
The flash fiction prize is awarded to the top three writers in this category. 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.
Reviewing and voting will commence from November 5 through to November 25, 2014. The top 20 entries would be announced after moderations on December 7, 2014 while the shortlist will be announced in January 2014.
This award category which is in line with the company’s goal of inspiring and encouraging creativity is designed to celebrate the short form of storytelling, Etisalat said.