The Association of Nigerian Authors [ANA] hereby calls for entries for its 2013 Annual Literary Prizes.
Nigerian writers, home and abroad, desirous of entering their works for the Annual Literary Prizes, may now do so. Works entered should have been published between March 2012 and May2013.
Six copies (6) of the book or manuscript to be entered, specifying the Prize being entered for, alongside a covering letter and the photocopy of a receipt evidencing payment of annual dues to a State Chapter in the year of entry (2013) should be sent to:
The General Secretary,
Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA),
C/o Suite 63,
National Theatre Complex,
The covering letter should contain accurate contact details of the writer or/and publisher of the work, including email and surface mail addresses and telephone numbers. The Association will not take responsibility for entries sent by post nor will it claim registered parcels in cases where it has to pay for such parcels.
Multiple entries, where applicable, are allowed but a work must not have been entered for the same prize prior to the present entry and it must have been published between March 2012 and May2013:
ANA/Chevron Prose Prize on Environmental Issues (Prose) $2,000.00 (published works only).
ANA/Esiaba Irobi Prize for Playwrighting. N50, 000.00 (published & unpublished works).
ANA/Lantern Books Prize for Children’s Fiction N 100, 000.00 (unpublished works only, ages 8 – 15). Winning entry to be published by Lantern Books.
ANA Prize for Poetry (published & unpublished) – N 100, 000.
ANA Prize for Prose Fiction (published & unpublished) – N 100, 000.
ANA Prize for Drama (published & unpublished) – N 100, 000.
ANA Prize for Literary Journalism – N 100, 000 (Deadline: September 30, 2012).
ANA/NECO Teen Author Prize (prose) N 100, 000.00 (published & unpublished works).
ANA/Mazariyya Teen Author Prize (poetry) N 50, 000.00 (published & unpublished works).
PREREQUISITES: All entries must be accompanied with the photocopy of an official RECEIPT from a State Chapter of ANA evidencing payment of dues for the year of entry—2012.
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES for Teen Authors Prize (published and unpublished works).
1. Entrants must be students in any secondary school in Nigeria.
2. Entries must be a collection or a single story of between 35 – 40 pages for prose or poetry.
3. Illustration (optional).
4. Accompanying documents are:
(i) Signed letter of identification from school principal on school letterhead.
(ii) Two passport photographs, name, and copy of birth certificate of the entrant.
(iii) Entrant’s school admission letter (photocopy).
(iv) Current cumulative record of entrant’s academic performance (junior or secondary school).
(v) Letter of consent from parents.
(vi) Entrant’s [or their guardian’s] email, and surface mail address and phone number.
5. Unpublished entries (in four copies) should be properly bound.
Deadline for the receipt of ALL entries, excepting the Prize for Literary Journalism, for the 2012 ANA Literary Prizes is May 30, 2013. A shortlist will be announced in early October, 2013.
Winners of the prizes will be announced by the judges at the Awards Dinner during the 32nd International Annual Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors in October, 2013.