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Etisalat Prize for Literature

9mobile Prize for Literature announces 2019 Call for entries

9mobile Prize for Literature Award 2019/2020: The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize that celebrates African writers of a debut published fiction books. Etisalat hereby invites writers and other members of the literary community across Africa to its 2019 Prize for Literature.

The aim of the Etisalat is to promote passion, nurturing talent and providing a platform for communicating ideas. At the end, the winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018 will receive a whopping sum of £15,000 and a high-end device. The winner will also have the opportunity to other high-profile writers, book critics and academics and to reward new entrants and encouraging further participation in this area.


1) Submissions will only be accepted from publishing houses.
2) All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or equivalent.
3) Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24 months before submission.
4) Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who have published a minimum of three (3) authors.
5) Publishers should have been a registered business (with a certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for a minimum of three years.
6) Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3) books – however, books may be called in by the judges.
7) Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7) copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms.
8) The Etisalat Prize for Literature is not open to employees of any organization under Emirates Telecommunications Corporation with branded trade name Etisalat.

How To Apply For 9mobile Prize for Literature Award 2019

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download and fill the application form using the link below. The application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to the address below:
Etisalat Office,
6th Floor, Building 2,
Oriental Office Building 3,
Lekki Road – Victoria Island,
Lagos State.

Click here to Download and Fill the Application Form

Entry Deadline: Will be announced

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  1. Please, I want to know if submission is going on this year against 2019 Etisalat Prize for Literature Award. If not, when will it be? My Phone number is preferred to my email, please!

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