Rules for Submission – Wole Soyinka Prize

Editor’s note: Since we published the press release for Lumina Foundation’s Soyinka Prize, a few people have emailed us about further details. It seems their website was under construction then. You can now visit their website

Click the link to download the Entry Form for the Soyinka prize.

Participation forms for the related book fair, open to the general public, are linked below;

Non publishers

The rules for submission follows;

Any excellently written book by an African in any genre may qualify for this award.

The book to be submitted must have been published within two years preceding the year of the prize being sought for but not during the year of the prize being sought for.

Ten copies of each eligible book should be submitted by the Publisher. Books can only be submitted by Publishers.

Only published works are eligible and can only be submitted in its published form.

For a book to be eligible, it must be written either in English or French.

The publisher must not submit more than three titles. This could be from either the same author or different authors.

The Publisher may submit either paperback or hard cover along with author’s photo and resume.

Only African authors living in any part of the world are eligible for this prize. By African authors, we mean authors from African countries. We are adopting for the purpose of this prize, the geographical description of African countries and their boundaries. In other words, only citizens of African countries are considered eligible for this prize.

Books published anywhere in the world may qualify for this award provided that they are written by Africans.

Books that have won other awards are eligible for this prize.

Books that have been short listed for other awards may be submitted for this prize.

The Foundation began to receive entries for the 2012 edition of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa on July 2011. The deadline for submission is November 20, 2011. All entries must be received at The Lumina secretariat, before November 20, 2011.

Entries must be accompanied with completed entry form, the author’s photwo (Portrait), author’s biodata and the Publisher’s resume

All entries should be sent to The Lumina Foundation, Blue House. No 19 Unilag Road, Akoka, Yaba Lagos, Nigeria.

The short listed books will be reproduced by The Lumina Foundation to make them more affordable and available.

Contact Information:

For inquiries:

For submissions: The Lumina Foundation, Blue House. No 19 Unilag Road, Akoka, Yaba Lagos, Nigeria

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