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, the 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. In line with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, Etisalat will sponsor a book tour to three African cities.
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. 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.
As a writer, you also need a good book cover design to ensure your designs stand out and boost your chances of winning a competition or an award.
1 Submission 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 a certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for a 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 the 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:
1 Fill and download the application form here.
2 The application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to the contact address
deadline for application September 13th, 2017
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