Opportunity: calling ALL African writers of published fiction

Nigeria’s telecommunication powerhouse Etisalat is running an award celebrating debut  and seasoned African writers who pulish fiction over 30 000 words.

The Etisalat prize for literature, currently in its third running, is one of the few platforms in the continent that create a culture of the appraisal of African literature writers. Awarding brilliant writers such as NoViolet Bulawayo and Songeziwe Mahlangu, this year’s prize encompasses a £15 000 cash prize, as well as a fellowship at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom under Professor Giles Foden’s mentorship.

In addition, the winner receives a sponsored three city book tour to promote their published work. In addition to this, the Etisalat Prize for Literature purchases 1000 copies of the shortlisted books for distribution across the Diaspora.

Entries have been open since June 18th this year, and close August 27th. After the close, Judges develop a list of nine novels and shortlist three novels before selecting a winner. In order to enter, you need to have published a fiction book over 30 000 words in the last twenty four months. To enter, follow the link: http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/resources/