Call for Submissions: The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2020 (Deadline: 31 March)

We are delighted to share that The Nigeria Prize for Literature is calling for entries for an edition in prose fiction and for an edition in literary criticism this year.

The prize usually rotates among four literary genres – prose fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature. This year the organisers have included a new category for literary criticism and, as such, there will be two editions of the prize in 2020.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature is a yearly prize endowed by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited to honour Nigerian authors of great works.

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Prose Fiction
The competition is open to Nigerian writers irrespective of their place of residence.
Twelve copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy may be submitted in accordance with the genres in competition.
All applicants must submit their entries accompanied by an application form obtainable on the NLNG website.
All entries must be submitted by 31 March. Late entries will not be considered.
Please see a full list of requirements here.

Literary Criticism
Since the aim is to promote Nigerian Literature in the world, the prize will be open to literary critics in and outside Nigeria. Critical essays on new writings in Nigerian Literature are welcomed.
Contestants can send up to three critical essays published in scholarly journals for consideration.
Again, all entries must be submitted by 31 March. Late entries will not be considered.
Please follow this link for further information on how to submit your work.

The winners will be announced in October 2020.

A panel of judges has been appointed for the Nigerian Prize for Literature by the Advisory Board for Literature.
The judges are: Professor Mary Kolawole (Chair), Professor Tanimu Abubakar, and Dr. Solomon Azumurana.

Contact information:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Intels Aba Road Estate,
Km 16 Port-Harcourt-Aba Expressway,
P.M.B 5660 Port-Harcourt
Rivers state, Nigeria

and/or

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigeria LNG Limited
4th Floor, Heron House,
10 Dean Farrar Street,
London, SW1H ODX

Email: literarture.nigeriaprize@nlng.com

Web: www.nigerialng.com

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