has announced its call for entries to the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Prize,
Etisalat Prize for Literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature
celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book (over
30,000 words) was published in the last twenty four (24) months. For the
purposes of this definition, first book means first printed production in book
form of any type or genre.
and their publishers can be based anywhere in the world. The winner of the
Etisalat Prize for Literature receives £15,000, and a high end device. In line
with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, Etisalat will sponsor a book
tour to three African cities.
winning writer will also embark on the Etisalat Fellowship at the University of
East Anglia mentored by Professor Giles Foden (author of The Last King of
Scotland) which will include significant opportunities to meet other writers,
publishers and most importantly work on their second book. The Etisalat Prize
for Literature is unique in that it also aims to promote the publishing
industry at large and will therefore purchase 1000 copies of all shortlisted
books which will be donated to various schools, book clubs and libraries across
the African continent.
published fiction book of over 30,000 words.
winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature receives £15,000, and a high end
The book should be first published between May 1, 2014 and May
Contestant should be a first time writer
Fill and download application from here.
The application form should be submitted along with seven (7)
copies of the published book to our contact address
All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or
Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24
months before submission
Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who
have published a minimum of six (6) authors.
Publisher should have been a registered business (with
certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for minimum of six years
Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3)
books – however books maybe called in by the judges.
Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7)
copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms.
The Etisalat Prize for Literature is not open to employees of
any organisation under Emirates Telecommunications Corporation with branded
trade name Etisalat.
Enter the contest here
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