So you my Nigerian sibling have a 20,000 and 40,000 words manuscript that just happen to be on your hard disc chilling? Well have I got a deal for you. You are eligible to enter it in a call out made by online magazine Saraba.
Nigerian writers resident in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world are invited to submit ONE completed fiction or non-fiction manuscript in a contest that will produce a shortlist of ten writers, five in each category. All shortlisted manuscripts will initially be published as e-books and audio-books. In addition, Saraba Literary Trust will look to partner with one of the foremost literary publishers in Nigeria to publish the winning manuscripts from each category.
After publication, the shortlisted works will be promoted over the period of a year across major cities in Nigeria. Readings will be held at cultural centers and on university campuses. An intensive online campaign will also follow, which will feature collaborative social media interaction.
The prize includes an award of N100,000 to the winning manuscripts in the fiction and the non-fiction categories. All shortlisted entrants will receive a publishing deal from Saraba, including N100,000 advance against royalties.
You want in? Your deadline is December 15, 2015. Good luck.
Update: This competition has since closed.