Frequently Asked Questions for Kalemba Prize 2023

1. What will the winning writer receive?

The winner will receive $1500 while the two run ups will receive $500 each. It will be the first time that the run ups will be awarded.

2. What will the judges be looking for?

Original, compelling, and unforgettable story telling.

3. Who can submit?

Any Zambian home and away. There is no age limit.

4. Can I enter a story I have previously submitted or published elsewhere?

No. we only accept original unpublished short fiction between 2000 and 5000 words.

5. Is there a theme?

No. Your imagination is the limit.


Monitor our website for full eligibility guidelines which will be published soon.

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