Since 2018, Writers Space Africa in partnership with the African Writers Development Trust has held the annual African Writers Awards as the highpoint of the African Writers Conference. For 2021, they have announced a call for submission for the African Writers Awards under the theme: The Future of Africa. Submissions are currently accepted to the following categories:
Poetry (Structured or unstructured) – 1 poem per entry
Creative Non-Fiction (1,500 words maximum)
Drama (6 acts maximum)
- This call will run from 1st February until 31st May 2021.
- A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to each winner along with a certificate.
- You’re allowed to submit one entry and to only one category.
- All submissions must be in English.
- The author retains copyright.
- Please can click here to learn about the judges.
To submit, send an email with the following details:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Your entry as an attachment in either MS Word format or PDF (The filename should be the title of your entry)
Send an email as follows:
- Creative Non-Fiction – email@example.com
- Drama – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Poetry – email@example.com
Write the title of your entry as the subject of the email.
Deadline: 31st May 2021.
PS: In case of technical issues, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the nature of the issue. Do not send your submissions to this email address.