26 May, 2024

The Nine Dots Prize 2022/2023 (Awards: $100,000 + Publication) / How To Submit

The Nine Dots Prize is open to writers who have innovative ideas. It awards creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.  Entrants are asked to respond to a question in 3,000 words. The Prize aims to promote, encourage, and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. As the name of the prize […]

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Graydon House Is Accepting Unagented Submissions from Black Writers

Graydon House is a paperback imprint that is dedicated to publishing book club-worthy women’s fiction. They are currently accepting unagented submissions from Black writers. Their interest includes, but is not limited to, historical fiction, suspense, family dramas, friendship stories, and more. If you submit your work, you will receive personalized feedback on your submission within […]

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Submit to the IV International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest (8500€ + more)

The Editorial DALYA calls for submission for the Iv International Playwriting Contest, for plays directed at audiences between the ages of 12 and 21. The contest’s aim is to “encourage authors in the creation of bold and powerful plays for young people.” The contest closes December 15, 2019. The play is in two categories, Category […]

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Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction (Prize: €1,000) / How To Apply

Writers are invited to send in their entries for the Sarraounia Prize for Young Adult Fiction.  Every two years, a writer will be awarded the Sarraounia Prize for the best unpublished fiction for young adults. Entries can be written in English, French or Hausa. The prize is being organized by The Arts & Culture programme […]

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BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for Young African Women at Casa Lorde Pretoria (Awards: R5,000 + More) / How To Apply

Emerging women writers are invited to apply to the amazing BlackBird Books Writers Residency Program for Young African Women. Blackbird books is an imprint of Jacana Media. And this program is being organized in collaboration with Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative. If you have been looking for a publisher, you might want […]

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Pitch To Publication 2019 Is Now Open / How To Apply (Awards: Book deal and more)

Do you have a book you’d like to send to a publisher? Are you tired of writing and sending out query letters? This pitch-to-publication opportunity is probably what you need. From 1st July to 26th July 2019, Jacana Media will be giving  authors a rare opportunity to pitch their books directly to three big publishers […]

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Fully Funded Creative Writing Masterclass To Be Facilitated By Ayobami Adebayo, Teju Cole and Emmanuel Iduma / How To Apply

Writers are invited to apply for the  BookArtArea’s creative writing 5- day masterclass. It’s completely free of charge, and participants will get a chance to learn from literary bigwigs–Ayobami Adebayo, Teju Cole and Emmanuel Iduma. The workshop will hold in Lagos, from August 5th to August 9th, 2019.  There will be a public reading (by […]

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