2020 Kalemba Eligibility & Entry Rules

2020 Kalemba Short Story Prize –  KSSP 20
Please read these eligibility and entry rules before submitting your story.

Opening date
20 January – 20 March 2020
Entries submitted after March 2020 will not be considered.

About the Prize

  1. The Kalemba Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by Ukusefya WORDS.
  2. The prize is open to Zambian nationals only, including those resident outside Zambia.
  3. The judging panel comprise authors, publishers and editors.
  4. The winner will receive USD1000.
  5. The winner will be announced in August 2020 
    Rules & Eligibility
  6. Entrants must be Zambian citizens
  7. Entries must be made by the writer.
  8. Entries are accepted via online form 
  9. The deadline for receipt of entries is STRICTLY March 20, 2020
  10. Only one entry per writer may be submitted for the 2020 KSSP
  11. The story must be the entrant’s own work.
  12. The story must be original and should not have been published anywhere in full or in part before
  13. August 2020 including in an anthology, magazine, book, newspaper and online.
  14. Entries previously submitted elsewhere are not eligible.
  15. Entries should be submitted in English. Entries in a Zambian language are only eligible with English translation submitted by the writer.
  16. Entries must be between 2000-5000 words. (Entries exceeding word limit will automatically be disqualified.
  17. Entries should be submitted in a PDF or Word document, preferably PDF, saved under title of the story.
  18. 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.
  19. All entries should be submitted in Arial 11-point font and 1.5 line spacing. No handwritten entries. Include the title of the story on the manuscript.
  20. The story should be fiction. There are no restrictions on setting, genre or theme.
  21. Entrants agree as a condition of entry that Ukusefya WORDS may publicise a story that has been entered or shortlisted for the Prize.
  22. 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.
  23. The winner will be expected to take part in publicity activities.
  24. For any queries on entry or eligibility not covered above, please email info@ukusefya.com 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 

Online Submission Form

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