Announcing the 2023 African Writers Awards
The grand prize for this award is $500, an Amazon ebook publishing contract, and a scholarship
We are excited to announce three writing awards for African writers, organised by Writers Space Africa (WSA). These awards offer a fantastic opportunity for writers to showcase their talent and creativity while inspiring and empowering young writers.
The first award is the 2nd edition of the African Teen Writers Awards. This award is open to early teens aged between 13 to 16 years, and we welcome submissions in two categories: poetry and prose. Submissions will be accepted from April 1 to July 1, 2023, with one entry per category allowed. The winners of each category will receive a certificate of achievement and a cash prize of $100. There are no specific themes for this award.
The second award is the African Writers Awards, now in its 6th edition. For this edition, we are accepting submissions for poetry only, both structured and unstructured. The theme for this edition is “Artificial Intelligence,” and poems should not exceed 24 lines. Submissions are also open from April 1 to July 1, 2023. The grand prize for this award is $500, an Amazon ebook publishing contract, and a scholarship for a 3-month creative writing course. Second and third-place winners will also receive a scholarship for the same course.
The third award is the Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature, now in its 5th edition. We are calling for submissions in the Children’s literature genre for children between the ages of 8 and 12. This call is open from April 1st to July 1st, 2023. The winner of this prize will receive a certificate and $200, the second-place winner will receive a certificate and $150, while the third place will receive a certificate and $100. There is no theme for this call. However, stories should not exceed 1,200 words, while poems should not exceed 24 lines.
We encourage all eligible writers to submit their entries by visiting https://www.africanwritersawards.com. The list of judges is also available on the website.
Wish all the participants good luck!
Announcer: Anthony Onugba,
African Writers Awards