Long list Of AMAB/HBF 2017 Flash Fiction Contest Released

AMAB Books & Publishing, Minna and Home of Books Foundation, Lagos have announced a long list of 17 stories for the 2017 Nigerian Flash Fiction Contest.

This year the organizers received 76 entries with equal balance of love stories, loneliness and longings, dystopianism, contemplation and other themes that reflect contemporary Nigerian situations after they had requested for stories woven around ‘abstraction and futurism’.

All the 17 entries would undergo further scrutiny by the judges to bring out a shortlist of 7 by the end of July 2017. Prizes for the winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up are N100,000, N80,000 and N70,000 worth of books respectively.

Judges for 2017 contest are - Abimbola Adelakun, University of Texas; Dr. Ismaila Bala, Bayero University, Kano; Uchechukwu Umezurike, University of Alberta and Adeola Opeyemi, Poet & Critic, Lagos.

This is the long list of 17 in no particular order.

Still Miracle by Michael Larry
The Appeal of Hunting With Dice by Michael Umoh
Worthy Metal by Ifeoluwa Watson
Gods among Men by Christian Ojochegbe
The Last Man Standing by Deborah Oluniran 
The Moon Fell at Onireku by Akeem Aribidesi
Roughshod by Damilare Bello
The Day you Lost your Virginity by Fred Atanda
This is the End by Ayodeji Isaac
Uchenna by Amanda Madumere
Adesuwa by Erhu Amreyan
A Call from Heaven by Adebajo Adekunle
Planet Jumpers by Chinua Ezenwa
A Story of Us by Agboola Israel
The Confession by Hussani Abdulrahim
One Hundred Tales by Ogechukwu Samuel
We Called Him Father Abraham by Nonso Nnajide