Deadline Extended: 9mobile Prize for Literature for African Writers 2018

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Apply right now for the 9mobile Prize for Literature for African Writers 2018, this program deadline have been extended to allow for more applicants to show interest by just forwarding their application.Only eligible persons will be considered for this program.

In line with 9mobile vision of promoting upcoming writers, 9mobile will sponsor a book tour to three African cities. The winning writer will also embark on the 9mobile 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.
Type: Contest

Eligible Countries: African Countries

To be taken at (country): Nigeria, United Kingdom

Institution: 9Mobile

Eligibility: 

  • The book was first published between June 2015 – June 2017
  • The book was published in english and by an author of african citizenship
  • All shortlisted and winning authors will cooperate fully with 9mobile, making themselves available for interviews, events and other opportunities.
  • Shortlisted entries by non-African based publishers require co-publisher partnership with an African based publisher.

Value of Award: The winner of the 9mobile Prize for Literature receives £15,000, and a high end device. In line with our vision of promoting upcoming writers, 9mobile will sponsor a book tour to three African cities. The winning writer will also embark on the 9mobile 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 9mobile 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.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should fill and download application from here
  • The application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to this contact address

Application Deadline: 18th September 2017

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: 9mobile

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