In our ongoing effort to promote positive images that reflect people of African descent, the website that connects that African Diaspora is pleased to announce our first annual Short Story contest. We're looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters we'll remember, plots that leave us thinking. The contest is open to anyone, any race, any country, any continent. The only caveat? The main character must be of African descent.
The contest runs from October 1 – December 31, 2009, winner announced February 1, 2010
Entries must be 1500 words or less
The entry fee is $10 (via paypal or money order payable to DreamDeep LLC.)
9360 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Main character must be of African descent
Story must be previously unpublished
Submit entries to info @ myafricandiaspora.com, with the words “Short Story Contest: (input genre and name of your short story)” in the subject line. Ex. Short Story Contest: Mystery My Story. Copy & Paste into the body of the email. No attachments.
Be sure to include your contact information and word count with submissions
here will be one overall winner and one winner from each of the following genres: Literary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery, Romance (we prefer stories without gratuitous sex or violence)
First Place: $500 Genre Winners: $25 Borders Gift Card
Each winner will have their story and a feature article published on myafricandiaspora.com
The winners and top three entries in each genre will have their short stories published in a short story collection (with royalties) at the end of the year.