The Kendeka Prize for African Literature is currently accepting entries for its 2021 edition from now through May 31, 2021. The prize, administered by Solano Publications, is free to enter; both short stories and creative nonfiction are eligible.

The first prize will be 100,000 Kenyan shillings, or around 760 euro, while the second and third prize winners will receive Kshs 50,000 and 25,000 respectively. Organizers say that the remaining two shortlisted stories will receive Kshs 5,000 (or around 40 euro) each.

The prize is set to be awarded at a ceremony to be held during the Nairobi International Book Fair, which last year was held virtually between September 24-26.

All longlisted stories will be published in an anthology to be titled I Am Listening, 2021

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