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Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018 Application Now Open – Apply

Apply Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018 Award – See Application Procedure, Deadline.

Etisalat is calling for entries for the 2018 Prize for Literature, the fifth edition of the much celebrated innovative literature prize launched in 2013. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize that celebrates African writers of a debut published book of fiction.

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.

Authors 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. The 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.

etisalat prize literature entry

Criteria for Entry:

  1. Submissions will only be accepted from publishing houses,
  2. All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or equivalent,
  3. Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24 months before submission,
  4. Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who have published a minimum of three (3) authors,
  5. Publisher should have been a registered business (with certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for minimum of three years,
  6. Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3) books – however books maybe called in by the judges,
  7. Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7) copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms,
  8. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is not open to employees of any organisation under Emirates Telecommunications Corporation with branded trade name Etisalat.

How to Enter:

  • Fill and download application from here>> https://prize.etisalat.com.ng/entry12.php
  • The application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to;
    Etisalat Office,
    6th Floor, Building 2,
    Oriental Office Building 3,
    Lekki Road, Victoria Island,
    Lagos, Nigeria.


The closing deadline is 18th September 2017.

Below is a video documentary of the Etisalat prize for literature (ingenuity and the writer), watch below.


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