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  Every two years, a writer will be awarded the Sarraounia Prize for the best unpublished fiction for young adults.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 at Abdou Moumouni University in Niger and the Senegalese publishing house, Amalion.

Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2019.


  •   The prize is open to African authors and illustrators  who live in Africa
  • Minors must obtain a written authorization from their parent9s0 or guardian(s)
  • Only one entry per participant. However, collaborations between illustrators and writers are allowed.
  • Previously published work will not be accepted

How to submit your stories:

  • Fill the fields in the Sarraounia Young Adult Fiction Prize submissions page.
  • Be sure to read their rules and guidelines.

Prize and awards:

The overall winner will get:

  • A cash prize of 1,000 euros,
  • A book deal and contract from Amalion and its partners from May 2020.

Good luck

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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