Etisalat Prize for Literature: Call for Entries for 2014 Flash Fiction Prize Category Announced

The winning author receives a cash prize, a high-end device, with his or her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms

Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications  company, Etisalat (, has  announced the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of  the Etisalat Prize for literature. This award category which is in line with the company’s goal of inspiring and encouraging creativity is designed to celebrate the short form of storytelling.

Enitan Denloye

(Mr. Enitan Denloye, Director, Brands and Communication of Etisalat Nigeria)

 According to the Director, Brands and  Communication of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr.  Enitan Denloye, ‘In today’s fast paced  world, communication is right at our finger  tips through the use of smart devices;  phones, tablets and the likes and people  prefer to consume information on-the-go  and in small bits. The flash fiction category  therefore seeks to marry these concepts thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa.’ Entry is open to the public, who would also be responsible for reviewing entries and ultimately voting the winner’

 The flash fiction prize is awarded to the top three writers in this category. The winning author receives a cash prize of £1,000, a high-end device, with his or her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms. The category will also produce two runners up, with each receiving a cash sum of £500 and a smart device for their literary efforts.


 Interested writers are encouraged to enter  works of not more than 300 words at the  Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction  webpage: Entries will  close on November 4th, 2014 while review and  voting will commence from November 5th,  2014 through November 25th, 2014. The top  20 entries would be announced after  moderations on December 7, 2014 while the  shortlist will be announced in January 2014.

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