The Brittle Paper Awards is back for the 2018 edition. We are opening up the nomination process to the public. Anyone can nominate works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays or think pieces for consideration by our editorial team.
The Brittle Paper Awards was established in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary. It is our way of highlighting the best pieces of online writing by Africans—an avenue for showcasing the range of thinking, stylistic innovation, and exploration of subjects happening on the literary scene. It is also an opportunity to celebrate writers who are leveraging digital technology for creative work, and of
The Awards come in five categories: the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Poetry ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction ($200), the Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces ($200), and the Brittle Paper Anniversary Award ($300) exclusively for works on our blog. The inaugural edition shortlisted 48 pieces of writing across the five categories—10 for Fiction and Poetry, 8 for Creative Nonfiction and Essays/Think Pieces, and 12 for the Anniversary Award. The selections were made based on quality, significance, and impact. For the fiction, poetry, nonfiction and essays/think pieces categories, we considered works published between 1
The Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces went to South Africa’s Sisonke Msimang for “All Your Faves Are Problematic: A Brief History of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
HOW TO MAKE A NOMINATION
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “BPA 2018 Nomination.” The email is to contain only the following:
Here is a sample nomination email:
BPA 2018 NOMINATION
AUTHOR: Megan Ross
LINK: [insert link]
A nomination email can contain more than one nomination.
The nomination period is from 9
The shortlists will be announced in September.
Find out more about the 2017 Brittle Paper Awards HERE.