Please read eligibility and entry rules carefully
15 October – 15 December 2018
Note: All entries are through this online form which will be activated on 15 Oct & automatically deactivated on 15 Dec.
About the Prize
- The Kalemba Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by Ukusefya WORDS.
- The prize is open to Zambian nationals only, including those living outside Zambia.
- The judging panel comprise authors, publishers and editors.
- The winner will receive USD1000.
- The winner will be announced in May 2019 at a ceremony in Lusaka.Eligibility
- Entrants must be Zambian citizens (including those resident outside Zambia)Entry rules
- Entries must be made by the writer.
- Entries are accepted via online form
- The deadline for receipt of entries is STRICTLY 15 December 2018.
- Only one entry per writer may be submitted for the 2019 KSSP
- The story must be the entrant’s own work.
- The story must be original and should not have been published anywhere in full or in part before 1 May 2019 including in an anthology, magazine, book, newspaper and online.
- Entries previously submitted elsewhere are not eligible.
- Entries should be submitted in English. Entries in a Zambian language are only eligible with English translation submitted by the writer.
- Entries must be between 2000-5000 words. (Entries exceeding word limit will automatically be disqualified.
- Entries should be submitted in a PDF or Word document, preferably PDF, saved under title of the story.
- The author’s details should be included on the entry form. They must not be given anywhere on the uploaded document. All entries are judged anonymously.
- All entries should be submitted in Arial 11 point font and 1.5 line spacing. No handwritten entries.
- The story should be fiction. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
- Entrants agree as a condition of entry that Ukusefya WORDS may publicise a story that has been entered or shortlisted for the Prize.
- Copyright of each story remains with the writer. Ukusefya WORDS will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning or any stories including for promotional purposes.
- The winner will be expected to take part in publicity activities.
- For any queries on entry or eligibility not covered above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification before submitting an entry. Frivolous queries, including on what is already covered in eligibility and rules will attract NO response.
You can download the guidelines HERE