The Etisalat Prize for Flash fiction is finally out.
The Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize, a companion competition to the Etisalat Prize for literature is geared towards encouraging amateur writers and providing exposure for them through competition. While I don't really see the point of a popularity vote used to pick out the top 20 finalists before judges and moderators step in, I do think the prize is a welcome thing.
The winner of the Prize apart from exposure, gets £1000, a Samsung Galaxy Note or an iPad, and publishing rights for an e-book which is great. The first and second runner ups will receive Galaxy Note Pads as well.
The top three finalists are:
- Justin Ikhide for These Words I Do Not Speak.
- Chinua Ezenwa Ohaeto for How I Saved My Marriage
- Neema Komba for Setting Babu on Fire.
Personally, I hope Justin Ikhide wins. He has done some stellar work on his online platforms and we need more writers out there.
To read the top short stories go here.
Good luck guys.