Etisalat-Prize-AdThe Etisalat Prize entered the African literature space last year with a bang last year. The Pan African prize for literature funded by a telecommunications firm was aimed to celebrate African fiction writers debut fiction writers of African descent whose works are published in the last 24 months. The inaugural winner was Noviolet Bulawayo for her We Need New Names after going the longlist and shortlist process.

So do you want to be the next Noviolet and even possibly give away your prize if you feel like? You might want to think about it. The winner goes home with a cash prize of £15,000 in addition to a fellowship at the prestigious University of East Anglia. The winner and shortlisted writers also receive a sponsored two city tour promoting their books.”

The entries for the 2014 edition of the prize are now being received by the organisers of the award ceremony. There are plans to host a press conference will be held in Lagos, in June, to announce the panel of judges for this year’s competition.

So if you want in on the competition rules and guidelines for entry please visit the official website at You have until 8th of August 2014 to make your entry.