The 2017 Writivism Prize Shortlist

Originally posted on Writivism:
The joint shortlist for two 2017 Writivism prizes has been announced today (Monday July 17, 2017). The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of this year’s prizes. The Short Story Prize is judged by Helon Habila (chair), Sumayya Lee, Ayesha Harruna Attah,…

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