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The NLNG Prize for Literature is open for submissions. At $100,000, the prize is the richest on the continent. It honors a published book, rotating annually among four genres: poetry, prose fiction, drama, and children’s literature. The 2019 prize was awarded to Nigerian writer and filmmaker Jude Idada for his third children’s book Boom Boom.

The 2020 prize is currently open for submissions. This year’s prize is awarded for fiction. The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. The judging panel is chaired by Professor Mary Kolawole and includes Professor Tanimu Abubakar and Dr. Solomon Axumurana.

The NLNG advisory board is made up of Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo, Professor Jerry Agada, and Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe.

 

Submission Guidelines

1. 12 copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identily card), may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genres in competition.

2. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limiteds External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.

3. All applicants must submit their entires accompanied by an application form obtainable online from the NLNG website or by clicking the Application Form Download Link Below. Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries

4. No book published before January, 2016 will be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact Information should accompany each submission.

5. An author will enter only one published work, Mere manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

6. No members of the Advisory Board or Panel of judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years therafter. No entries will be entertained from members of NLNG Staff and their families

7. Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry

Send entries to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Corporate Head Officer
NLNG Road, Amadi Creek,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

OR

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigerian LNG Limited
4th Floor, Heron House,
10 Dean Farrar Street,
London, SW1 H ODX.

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Chukwuebuka Ibeh is a Staff Writer at Brittle Paper. An alumnus of the Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, his work has been published in McSweeneys, Clarion Review, Charles River Journal and elsewhere. He was longlisted for the Awele Creative Trust Award in 2017 and was a finalist for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award. In 2019, he was named by Electric Literature as 'One of the Most Promising New Voices of Nigerian Fiction' in a feature introduced by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. He is a regular contributor with the New England Review of Books and lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

One Response to “Submit to the 2020 NLNG Prize for Literature | Chance to Win $100,000” Subscribe

  1. Temitope Ola-Sunmonu March 27, 2020 at 7:34 am #

    Considering the interstate ban in dealing with Covid-19, and Port Harcourt’s borders shut, it’s been difficult submitting from Lagos State, and NLNG doesn’t seem to have a handle on Twitter for inquiries.

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