Open Call: The Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2024

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The Nigerian Prize for Literature open call for the 2024 prize award has been announced. A yearly literature prize rotating among four genres: poetry, prose fiction, drama, and children’s literature; it is awarded to the author of the best book by a Nigerian in the year of the award but not before 2021. This year, the call is for submissions in the Children’s Literature category. The award is for $100,000.


  • All applicants must submit their entries accompanied by an application form obtainable online from Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries.
  • Twelve (12) copies of entry and an e-copy of each entry, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card) may be submitted either by author or publisher. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by stipulated deadline.
  • No books published before 2021 will be accepted.
  • An author will enter only one published work. Unpublished work will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be resubmitted at a later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.
  • No member of the Advisory board or Panel of Judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years thereafter. No entries will be entertained from staff of Nigeria LNG Limited and their families.
  • No entry submitted after the stipulated deadline will be accepted.
  • Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry.

Submission deadline is April 2, 2024.
Read more here.
Online applications can be submitted here.

Lake Adedamola is a poet, writer, and editor with Nantygreens, who's worked with several other literary blogs including Brittle Paper. He has, since 2018, served in various capacities on the Lagos International Poetry Festival, LIPFest, team.

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