Writers Resources: where to submit your work in 2015

We decided to compile a list of prizes where African writers can submit to and their respective submission deadlines for 2015. This post is regularly updated so do come back to check it out. For a more comprehensive list, check our Writers Resources Page 2016 Brunnel University African Poetry Prize The prize opens for submissions…

The Mbaasem Writing Contest is officially closed

The Mbaasem Writing Contest for Girls is now officially closed. The competition, which was open to girls enrolled in Senior High Schools, run from 3rd December 2014 to 31st January 2015. A two week grace period was added for late submissions. We are no longer accepting submissions. We will be announcing winners in due course.…

Mbaasem Announces Writing Contest for Girls in Senior High Schools

Mbaasem Foundation announces Writing Contest for Girls. The contest is open to all female students currently enrolled in Senior High Schools in Ghana. The stories submitted must be original and unpublished between 750 words to 2,000 words. This is the second time Mbaasem Foundation is running this kind of competition, with plans to organize more…

Gird Center to organise writing camp

The Gird Center, a writing and editorial firm based in Accra, is putting on a Writing Camp that aims to support writers, scholars and entrepreneurs to develop and enhance their writing skills. The writing camp takes place on October 18, October 25 and November 1, 2014, and will bring together distinguished Experts in the Academic,…

The 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships is open for submissions

The 2014 Morland Writing Scholarships is open for submission. The Scholars will receive a grant of £18,000,  paid monthly over the course of one year. The Morland Writing Scholarships is open to anyone born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa. To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit; a…

Mbaasem Receives Books from the Etisalat Prize for Literature

Mbaasem Foundation has received a total of ninety books, thirty copies each of the books shortlisted for the 2013 inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature.  According to the Etisalat Prize for Literature, it  purchased one thousand copies each of all three shortlisted books, as part of the prize, to donate to selected institutions across the African…