Submissions for the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2019 are open to Africans living within and outside the continent.
The Quramo Writers’ Prize is an award celebrating unpublished writers who are working every day to hone their craft and record the continent’s original stories. Founded in 2017 by Quramo Publishers, it aims to encourage and stimulate a new community of talented writers, providing an opportunity for otherwise unexposed talent to achieve publishing recognition and encouragement. Previous winners have been Samuel Monye (2017) and Michael Emmanuel (2018).
In 2019, the Quramo Writers’ Prize is now open to Africans living within and outside the continent unlike in previous years where it was Nigeria-centric. You the unpublished author are invited to submit a novella manuscript, with a minimum word count of 30,000 words. Each entry must be an original, unpublished work of fiction.
The winner of the prize will receive a cash prize, a possible development contract for their manuscript and will represent Quramo Publishing for one term year on social media, interviews and elsewhere.
For information on entering for this prize including rules and guidelines please click here. Your deadline for entry is July 15, 2019.
Here is the schedule for the prize this year.