9mobile Prize for literature – Application Guidelines

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9mobile Prize For literature is here again with fantastic prizes to flavor that of last year. The winners of last year’s 9mobile prize for  literature were awarded with marvelous prizes.

Formerly called etisalat Literature prize took the name 9mobile Literature prize because of the change in the company. This Literature prize has very few persons who have registered for it and the prize opportunity is very large.

Please follow all relevant links a bave to apply for the 9mobile Prize and you can also download application form below.

9mobile Prize For literature

9mobile Prize

The 9mobile Prize for Literature is a Pan African prize that celebrates debut African writers of published fiction. The recently concluded 9mobile Prize for Literature award ceremony was held on 20 May 2017 in Lagos, where Jowhor Ile emerged the winner for his debut novel, And After Many Days. Jowhor is the first Nigerian to win the Prize, which was launched in 2013. Past winners include the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila (2015), South Africa’s Songeziwe Mahlangu (2014) and Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo (2013).

9mobile Prize for Literature 2018 Application

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Following the successful completion of the fourth edition of its flagship pan-African literary prize, Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, 9mobile, has announced a call for entries for the 2018 9mobile Prize for Literature.

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The 9mobile Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize that celebrates African writers of a debut published book of fiction.

Prize Profile
The winner receives £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, and an 9mobile-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, where he or she will be mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland’. The winner and the two runners-up also participate in a multi-city book tour sponsored by 9mobile. 9mobile purchases 1,000 copies of each of the shortlisted titles for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the African continent.

Alongside the Prize for Literature is the Flash Fiction Award, an online-based competition open to all African writers of unpublished short stories of no more than 300 words. The winner of the Flash Fiction Award receives £1,000 and a high-end device, while the two runners-up for the Flash Fiction Award receive £500 each in addition to high-end devices.

Click here to Fill and Download (print) the Application Form

Criteria for Entry

  • Submissions will only be accepted from publishing houses
  • All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or equivalent.
  • Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24 months before submission
  • Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who have published a minimum of three (3) authors.
  • Publisher should have been a registered business (with certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for minimum of three years
  • Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3) books – however books maybe called in by the judges.
  • Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7) copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms.
  • The 9mobile Prize for Literature is not open to employees of any organisation under Emirates Telecommunications Corporation with branded trade name 9mobile.
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How to Apply
Applicants should Fill and Download (Print) an Application form, the application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to the address below:
9mobile Office,
6th Floor, Building 2,
Oriental Office Building 3,
Lekki Road – Victoria Island,
Lagos State.


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