Quramo Publishing, the organizers of the annual Quramo Writers’ Prize, are currently accepting submissions of unpublished manuscripts for its sixth edition.

The prize, which was first awarded in 2017, is open to unpublished African writers. It awards a cash prize of one million Naira (about 2400 USD) to the winning author and offers a publishing deal for the winning book. Two additional finalists receive manuscript feedback, a publishing deal consideration and a free creative writing workshop. The rest of the longlisted authors also have access to the workshop.

Note that entrants must be previously unpublished. Self-published and independently published authors are not eligible. Interested authors are required to submit a complete novel manuscript with a minimum of 30,000 words alongside a one-page synopsis of full-length novels for adults or young adults.

Deadline: May 31st. Entry is free.

Previous winners of the prize include Samuel Monye, Alex Kdiri, and most recently Akintomowa Akinnimi. Monye’s novel went on to be longlisted for the $100,000 NLNG Prize for Literature.

Go here for the full entry guidelines.