Awele Creative Trust Award is currently accepting entities for its 2020 short story prize. Founded and administered by Award-winning Nigerian author Chika Unigwe, the annual prize confers a cash reward of N50,000 to an unpublished short story between 2,500 and 5,000 words, to a Nigerian writer aged 16-26. Previous winners include Caleb Adebayo for 2014, Nneoma Ike Njoku for 2015, Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke and Anthony Ezekwoh for 2016, Imade Iyamu for 2017, and Bakporhe Ufuomaoghene for 2019.
- Only one story per author will be considered
- Submissions must be previously unpublished.
- Only fictional work is eligible
- Works must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words
- Submissions should be sent as an attachment and should include a cover note with the name, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of the author
- Submissions should be made by e-mail only to [email protected]
- Works translated into English from any Nigerian languages are eligible. Should such a work win, N20,000 of the prize money will go to the translator.
Entries will be accepted from November 25 until December 31
For more information/enquirers, email [email protected].