A BACKLOG was originally just that—a large log placed at the back of a fire, to direct the heat outwards and prolong the burning. In the sense of something set aside for later, the word came to be used of a ‘backlog’ of unfinished work in the early 1900s.
Here’s an opportunity for unpublished writers who are citizens of African countries from The Island Prize which is awarded by Karen Jennings and @HhouseBooks and @KaravanPress, the publishers of her Booker-longlisted novel AN ISLAND.
The Island Prize is awarded by Karen Jennings and the two publishers of her Booker-longlisted novel AN ISLAND, @HhouseBooks & @KaravanPress. You can find all the details about submitting your debut manuscript for the prize below.