Best Short Story Award

Awarded for an outstanding short story in African literature, published in the preceding calendar year by an African writer. The award comes with a $250.00 cash prize.


2023 Winner: Arthur Onipede Hollist, “Wherever Something Stands Something Else Stands Beside it” (African Literature Today)

Honorable Mention: Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi ⎻ “Land of My Dreams”


2021 Winner: Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, “Bat” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 2019 


2020 Winner: Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, “The President’s Change Agent”