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Call for Submissions, October, 2020

The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Opens. A. Igoni Barrett among the Judges The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open to submissions. The judges are: Zoë Wicomb (Chair), A. Igoni Barrett (Africa), Khademul Islam (Asia), Keith Jarrett (Canada and Europe), Diana McCaulay (the Caribbean) and Tina Makereti (the Pacific). The overall winner receives £5,000. Regional winners receive £2,500 each. If the …

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New Team Members

Ayamba Litcast Welcomes New Team Members. Ayamba Litcast is delighted to announce and welcome three new members to its amazing team. Brigitte Poirson, our new Editor and Board Member, is an award winning author and former lecturer. In partnership with Words, Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers, she organises and edits the bimonthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest …

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Commonwealth Short Story Prize and other News

Kritika Pandey wins the 9th annual Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Indian writer, Kritika Pandey has emerged the overall winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story, The Great Indian Tee and Snakes. The announcement was made by the prize chair, Nii Ayikwei Parker in the award’s first ever online ceremony, anchored by …

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