Kalemba Short-Story Prize 2018 longlist
Congratulations to those who have made it on this List
Our sincere gratitude and love to every single entrant, including those whose names do not appear on the long-list. Do not stop writing, KSSP 2019 will be even bigger.
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Although we are running beyond our timeline, we have made significant progress. Its tempting to give a date, but we will resist. What we can tell you for sure, is that 78 percent of the work has been done.
We understand the anxiety and even frustration by entrants, but it will be worth it.
For this, we sincerely apologize, and are learning lessons which will improve the administration of the 2019 and future prizes.
That being said, we have ensured that each entry, each story has been given the best shot at being selected to the next stage through a meticulous and vigorous process using a set criteria.
We are down to 50 entries from 317. Fifty entries; each unique, strong with an equal chance to advance to the next stage.
We are now busy with the long-list of 30. We will be publishing the 30 long-listed entries here and other platforms. We will also communicate directly to each of the 30 entrants.
The prize remains USD1000 cash to the winner.
Then, we have an exciting development which we will announce together with the short-list.
Twalumba, once more, for your patience. If you have questions, issues (not addressed in this update) please ask.
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Open for entry 15 Oct – 1 5 Dec 2017
Awarded for the best work of unpublished short fiction (2000-5000 words) in English. The winner receives USD1000.
Entry is free and eligible to Zambian citizens only.
Full entry and eligibility rules are available to download HERE
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE