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Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by dammy13(m): 3:19pm On Jul 03, 2017
Etisalat has announced a call for entries for the 2018 #Etisalat Prize for Literature. The opening date for the submissions is 3rd July 2017 and the closing deadline is 18th September 2017. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize that celebrates African writers of a debut published book of fiction. The Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said the company was delighted to flag off the fifth year of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, which has become a leading platform for the discovery and promotion of African literary talent.

He disclosed that the new panel of judges will comprise: Harry Garuba (chair), Doreen Baingana and Siphiwo Mahala. Willsher added, “Over the years, we have seen the Etisalat Prize for Literature impact on the African literary space by encouraging creative writers and publishers to help tell compelling stories about the African continent, and it is our conviction that the judging panel – made up of very experienced writers, academics, literary critics and editors – will be devoted to upholding the legacy and reputation of the Prize.”

The judging panel will initially select a longlist of nine titles, and following a second round of screening will announce a shortlist of three finalists, ahead of the 2018 grand finale/award ceremony. Outlining the criteria for entry, Willsher said that books submitted must have been published in the previous 24 months from the date of the call for entries. Such books should contain no fewer than 30,000 words and must be the author’s first published fiction book.

The author must be an African citizen, but may reside anywhere in the world. Furthermore, all entries must be submitted by incorporated publishing houses that have existed for six years or more, with registered ISBN or the equivalent, and the publishers must have published a minimum of three authors. A publisher may enter a maximum of three titles. Seven copies of each title entered must accompany the application form, along with an acceptance of the publicity terms of the Etisalat Prize http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/terms.php .

The winner receives £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, and an Etisalat-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, where he or she will be mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland’. The winner and the two runners-up also participate in a multi-city book tour sponsored by Etisalat.

Etisalat purchases 1,000 copies of each of the shortlisted titles for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the African continent. Alongside the Prize for Literature is the Flash Fiction Award, an online-based competition open to all African writers of unpublished short stories of no more than 300 words. The winner of the Flash Fiction Award receives £1,000 and a high-end device, while the two runners-up for the Flash Fiction Award receive £500 each in addition to high-end devices.

http://fabinfos.com/etisalat-prize-literature-announces-2018-call-entries/

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by sugarsoul(m): 3:33pm On Jul 03, 2017
Modified

Yessooo! Ftc after getting serious in just day 2. Oya Seun, lala, mynd do the needful.

BTW, this papiikush ehn, your network no be here o. You're almost FTC on threads. I hail you bro...

KvngSammy rules.
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Papiikush: 4:51pm On Jul 03, 2017
We have too many potential winners here on nairaland.

One of my best stories is

I see things others do not. Written by Royver

https://www.nairaland.com/1503988/see-things-others-not-see

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by harffie(m): 4:51pm On Jul 03, 2017
Nice one eti
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by aleeyus(m): 4:52pm On Jul 03, 2017
Which Etisalat

Nigeria or Biafra ?

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Nobody: 4:52pm On Jul 03, 2017
I THOUGHT ETISALAT HAS BEEN RELEGATED

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by tabisegroup(m): 4:54pm On Jul 03, 2017
Etisalat is bae
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by kenbee(m): 4:54pm On Jul 03, 2017
My humble Nomination below.
Buhari = for being the longest serving President in abscensial
Nnamdi Kalu = for being the most talked about person in Nigeria
Dino Melaye = for being the most controversial Senator
Gov Ayo Fayose = for being the most fearless Governor in Nigeria
Evans = the only billionaire kidnapper
Nigerian Masses = for surviving the decaying Nigeria under PDP and now, totally rotten Nigeria under APC

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by justi4jesu(f): 4:56pm On Jul 03, 2017
sugarsoul:
Lemme just park in case...
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Parking here is not allowed.....

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Flexherbal(m): 4:56pm On Jul 03, 2017
Ok
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by bbbabes(f): 4:57pm On Jul 03, 2017
Which money will they pay the winners

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by czaratwork: 4:58pm On Jul 03, 2017
which etisalat?
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Rick9(m): 4:58pm On Jul 03, 2017
Reduce data price mtchew

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by FreshShavedBalls(m): 4:59pm On Jul 03, 2017
Hope they've modified the procedure for shortlisting the flash fiction category because last year's was rubbish. Facebook likes is no way to ascertain the quality of literary work.

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by sanusijoyjoy: 4:59pm On Jul 03, 2017
thank god is not about badoo hushcow and evans .. op 3 gbosa for you. som1 EPP me with d pishure
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by DuBLINGreenb(m): 5:00pm On Jul 03, 2017
Goodluck to all The future winner is somewhere out there ignorant to the fact that he'll win

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by DrDope(m): 5:01pm On Jul 03, 2017
WHICH OF THE ETISALATS
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by aveiro(m): 5:03pm On Jul 03, 2017
one day i will win that prize but right am still learnng more frm nairaland writers
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Kusibe77(m): 5:04pm On Jul 03, 2017
Papiikush:
We have too many potential winners here on nairaland.

One of my best stories is

I see things others do not. Written by Royver

https://www.nairaland.com/1503988/see-things-others-not-see


I think it's for published authors.....

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by kenbee(m): 5:06pm On Jul 03, 2017
OK now
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Zupremo13: 5:10pm On Jul 03, 2017
Inasmuch as I dislike this network provider with passionate intensity, I will say that this is a good move by Etisalat Nigeria as it will encourage great literary minds. Kodus to them.
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Divepen1(m): 5:12pm On Jul 03, 2017
Papiikush:
We have too many potential winners here on nairaland.

One of my best stories is

I see things others do not. Written by Royver

https://www.nairaland.com/1503988/see-things-others-not-see

Only published authors

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Sezua(m): 5:14pm On Jul 03, 2017
After they would say no winner...mschew.
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by harlehleh(f): 5:24pm On Jul 03, 2017
how do we apply for the flash fiction competition
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Viking007(m): 5:26pm On Jul 03, 2017
Papiikush:
We have too many potential winners here on nairaland.

One of my best stories is

I see things others do not. Written by Royver

https://www.nairaland.com/1503988/see-things-others-not-see

That story was the reason I joined nairaland. Awesome stuff.

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Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by vickylincon(m): 5:26pm On Jul 03, 2017
kenbee:
My humble Nomination below.
Buhari = for being the longest serving President in abscensial
Nnamdi Kalu = for being the most talked about person in Nigeria
Dino Melaye = for being the most controversial Senator
Gov Ayo Fayose = for being the most fearless Governor in Nigeria
Evans = the only billionaire kidnapper
Nigerian Masses = for surviving the decaying Nigeria under PDP and now, totally rotten Nigeria under APC
what of greatest looter
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by MasterRahl(m): 5:31pm On Jul 03, 2017
vickylincon:
what of greatest looter
All serving governors, past governors, past and present legislators angry
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by SaulRazor: 5:31pm On Jul 03, 2017
I doubt they will be allowed to use the name Etisalat by the end of the month
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by GeneralOjukwu: 5:32pm On Jul 03, 2017
kenbee:
My humble Nomination below.
Buhari = for being the longest serving President in abscensial
Nnamdi Kalu = for being the most talked about person in Nigeria
Dino Melaye = for being the most controversial Senator
Gov Ayo Fayose = for being the most fearless Governor in Nigeria
Evans = the only billionaire kidnapper
Nigerian Masses = for surviving the decaying Nigeria under PDP and now, totally rotten Nigeria under APC

For LITERATURE
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by vickylincon(m): 5:33pm On Jul 03, 2017
MasterRahl:
All serving governors, past governors, past and present legislators angry
and past presidents
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by Olibboy: 5:33pm On Jul 03, 2017
Etisalat™
Re: Etisalat Prize For Literature Announces 2018 Call For Entries by xtreme07(m): 5:53pm On Jul 03, 2017
Viking007:
That story was the reason I joined nairaland. Awesome stuff.
God bless u for this comment,, mehn that story is damn interesting jst like tarasha by oyin prince.

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