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Writing contests consisting of poetry competition in Africa 2022, poetry contest and competition in Nigeria, essay writing and other poetry prize.

Writing Contests In Nigeria 2022

Writing contest in Nigeria 2021

Writing contests In Nigeria 2022! It's April, and definitely the Easter month. But celebration actually doesn't better without having some bucks to spend. 

Updated last: March 22, 2022

Hence, we have made some compilation of writing contests in Nigeria 2022 that you can enter. This will definitely feature writing contests, poetry contests in Africa, Nigeria and if permitted other foreign countries, ongoing writing competitions, online writing competitions in Nigeria and Africa. So, Yes!

 This might be more than five writing contests that you can enter in 2022 as this will be continuously updated until the month ends.

These compiled list of writing contests to enter will comprise of many genre such as poetry, short stories, drama(if possible), an entry for submission of manuscripts(for unpublished and published authors) and many other available contests up for grabs.

NOTE: Due to our efforts to ensure that these writing contests and other literary opportunities are well organized, we have decided to compiled them under certain categories. You should check our sections below to read them

Here are the list of free writing contests to enter in April 2021:

The African Writers Award 2021

The African Writers Awards organizers has released a call for entries to prospective writers to submit their best work for the 2021 edition of the literary contests. The winner will walk away with a cash prize of $100 along with a certificate.

Cash Prize: over $100 and certificate

Genre: Poetry, Drama

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Submit to the Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction 2021 

The Nyabola Prize for Science Fiction is an initiative of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize. It is a special award open to young people aged between 18 and 35, writing science and speculative fiction in Swahili.

The prize is held is named after, and held in partnership with, writer and political analyst, Nanjala Nyabola. It is “designed to promote and popularise a Kiswahili vocabulary for technology and digital rights, in order to empower citizens in Kiswahili-speaking communities to participate in broader conversations on the issues.

Cash Prize: over $1,500 and anthology

Genre: stories

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

The Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature 2021 

The Wakini Kuria Prize for Children’s Literature was established in 2019 to honour the memory and legacy of Wakini Kuria who served on the Advisory board of the African Writers Development Trust and as the Chief Editor of Writers Space Africa (WSA) magazine from 2017 until her demise in 2019. The previous winners are Marjorie Moono Simuyuni (Zambia), Madeha Ezekial Malecela  (Tanzania), Blessing Aliyu Tarfa (Nigeria) and Halieo Motanyane (Lesotho).

Cash Prize: over $250 and certificate

Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2021

The organizers of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature announces open the submission for the long awaited prize for writers. Earlier, the prize was suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic and it was reiterated that the submissions sent in during 2020 will be considered for the 2021 Prize.

Cash Prize: $10,000

Genre: fiction, short stories, graphic novel, memoir, poetry

Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Toyin Falola Short Story Prize 2021

The Toyin Falola Prize has announced a call for submission for interested writers to submit their works for review in order to win a cash prize worth $2500. The Literary prize is administered by the literary magazine Lunaris Review. 

The prize is named after and presented in honor of Toyin Falola, Nigerian historian and distinguished professor of African Studies who has published over 100 books.

Cash Prize: $2,500

Deadline: 15th May, 2021

The Pontas Literary & JJ Bola Writers Prize 2021

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and JJ Bola are partnering with the aim of creating a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers.

Cash Prize: £1000 grant to support the writer, mentorship from JJ Bola and Maria Cardona, and representation from the Pontas Literary & Film Agency.


EduGrant Monthly Essay Competition

Applications are being accepted from the outstanding candidates for the Monthly Essay Competition. The EduGrant organization offers this study program.

All senior secondary school students residing in Nigeria are invited to participate in the Essay Competition for the academic year 2021/2022.

The scholars will be awarded in the following manner:


The Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award 2021
The Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award 2021 is a £20,000 literary prize recognising outstanding writing. 

The Amazon contest is open to writers publishing in English in any genre and those who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing. However, readers play a significant role in selecting the winner, helped by a panel of judges including various book industry experts.

The 2021 Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award is slated to open for entries between 1st May and 31st August 2021

Entry Fee: None required for the contest

The Amazon Kindle storyteller award



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