If you have an unpublished novel, perhaps you should consider entering it for the Graywolf Press Africa Prize. This amazing award is for a first novel manuscript by an African author who primarily resides in Africa. Submissions will open on October 1 and end October 31, 2017. Don’t miss the deadline.
Judges: Graywolf editors and A. Igoni Barrett, author of Love Is Power and Blackass.
- $12,000 advance
- A publication by Graywolf Press
- A dedicated effort to making the book available in major markets in African countries.
Eligibility and Guidelines For The Graywolf Press Africa Manuscript Award
- Manuscript must be a full-length previously unpublished work of fiction
- Submissions must be in English, but translations will be considered
- Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Send your manuscript theough the Graywolf page on Submittable.
- Applicants with prior books will be considered as long as none of their published works is a novel.
- Formatting guidelines: a PDF or Word file (.doc and .docx), 12-point font, double-spaced lines. Make sure the pages are numbered.
For inquiries or assistance, please email [email protected]
All applicants will be notified when the winner has been chosen. The winner will be announced early 2018.
PS: Submissions open on 1st October, 2017