African Diaspora

Introducing the 1st Annual Writing Contest

contest image is looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters they’ll remember, plots that leave them thinking. The contest is open to anyone, any race, any country, any continent. The only caveat? The main character must be of African descent.

The contest runs from October 1 – December 31, 2009, winner announced February 1, 2010
Entries must be 1500 words or less;
The entry fee is $10 (via paypal or money order payable to DreamDeep LLC.)
DreamDeep LLC
9360 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89147;
Main character must be of African descent;
Story must be previously unpublished.

Submit entries to info @, with the words “Short Story Contest: (input genre and name of your short story)” in the subject line. Ex. Short Story Contest: Mystery My Story. Copy & Paste into the body of the email. No attachments.

Be sure to include your contact information and word count with submissions.

There will be one overall winner and one winner from each of the following genres: Literary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery, Romance (we prefer stories without gratuitous sex or violence)

First Place: $500 Genre Winners: $25 Borders Gift Card

Each winner will have their story and a feature article published on

The winners and top three entries in each genre will have their short stories published in a short story collection (with royalties) at the end of the year.

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