The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award

Scholarship Description

In 2014, the Etisalat Prize for Literature also

launched the online based flash fiction prize, The

Etisalat Flash Fiction Award, to engage the rising

stars of fiction. Flash fiction is fiction that is

extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words

or fewer in its entirety (though some define this as

not more than 1000 words).

Etisalat has at the core of its vision, to encourage

and inspire creativity. Having this in mind, the Flash

Fiction Award has been established in order to cater

to the large amount of interest received from

unpublished writers across the Continent.

In order to garner some publicity for the art of flash

fiction writing and the writers themselves, this

category of the Prize will be open to the general

public to review and contribute to the ultimate

selection of a winner.


Authors eligible to participate in the Literary

Competition must be of African descent. An Author

of African descent is one who was either born in

Africa, or one who is a national of an African

country, or one who has a parent who was either

born in or is a national of an African country.

Stories [no more than 300 words] should be

submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash

Fiction Webpage.

Eligible groups

Citizens of any African country

Fields of study

Flash fiction writing

Sponsorship duration

This is a one time award prize

Award Prizes

Winners will receive:

Winning Author

£1,000 cash prize.

High end device or iPad

Published e-book (if available) promoted online and

via SMS.

Runners-up (2):

£500 cash prize (each)

High end device or iPad

Method of Application

Stories [no more than 300 words] should be

submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash

Fiction Webpage. Both the entries for submission by

authors, and voting by the general public will open

as indicated below. Moderations will be handled by

a panel of Judges that are, writers, authors and

literary enthusiasts.

It is important to visit the official website 9link to it is

below) for complete information on how to apply.


The calender is as follows

Entries Open – September 1st, 2016.

Voting Open to the general public – October 7th,


Top 50 Announced – November 4th , 2016

Finalists Announced – January 2017

Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March



In today’s fast paced world where communication is

right at our finger tips through the use of smart

devices; phones, tablets and the likes, consumers

prefer to consume information on-the-go and in bite

sized chunks. The Flash Fiction Award therefore

seeks to marry both of these concepts together thus

providing added value to mobile device users across

Africa. [Also see the Etisalat Prize for Literature].

Etisalat Nigeria is one of the major mobile

telecommunications service providers in Nigeria.

Established in 2008, the network has since grown in

leaps and bounds. In just 6 years of operations,

Etisalat Nigeria has become a major industry player

with a growing subscriber base of over 22 million in

a highly competitive market.

Etisalat Nigeria’s portfolio of voice and data-centric

products include – easy starter, easycliq,

easybusiness, and easyblaze; all tailor-made to meet

the needs of its customers. Etisalat Nigeria is one of

the 19 operations of the Etisalat Group that spans

Africa, the Middle East and Asia serving over 182

million subscribers; and it is committed to

delivering innovative and quality services to its

growing subscribers.

Application Deadline: 6 October 2016​