Call for Entries for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

10 Jul 2015

Etisalat Nigeria has announced that entries are open for the third annual Etisalat Prize for Literature. It is the first Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction.

“The winner receives a cash prize of £15,000 in addition to a fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia under the mentorship of the award-winning author, Professor Giles Foden. The winner will also receive a sponsored three-city book tour while the two other shortlisted writers will receive a sponsored two-city book tour to promote their books. The Etisalat Prize for Literature also supports publishers by purchasing 1000 copies of the shortlisted books for distribution within the continent.

This prize accepts submitted works which must be a writer’s first work of fiction over 30,000 words, and published within the last 24 months. The Etisalat Prize will also launch the online based flash fiction prize later in the year to engage the rising stars of fiction.”

Submission details: Etisalat Prize for Literature

Deadline: 27 August 2015

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