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About Flash fiction Award

9mobile has at the core of its vision, to encourage and inspire creativity. With this in mind, the Flash Fiction Award was established to cater to the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the African continent. In today’s fast paced world where communication is right at our finger tips through fast speed data and smart phones and other devices individuals prefer to consume information on-the-go and in bite sized chunks.

The Flash Fiction Award therefore seeks to marry both of these concepts together thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa as well as giving young budding writers a platform to express their talent and be discovered.

How to enter

  • The Prize is open to all African writers of unpublished short stories (candidates can be resident anywhere in the world)
  • All entries will be submitted online via the 9mobile Pan-African Prize for Literature website
  • Short stories submitted must not exceed 300 words (Three Hundred Words)


Winners will receive:

  • Cash prize.
  • High end device

Runners-up (2):

  • Cash prize (each)
  • High end device

Top 50 Stories:

  • Published e-book compilation by okadabooks.com promoted online and via SMS
  • Published print book (if available) distributed at award ceremony