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Writing competitions in Nigeria 2022 contains an exclusive and comprehensive list of writing contest and competitions in Nigeria. it features Afro

Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022

Writing competitions in Nigeria 2022 contains an exclusive and comprehensive list of writing contest and competitions in Nigeria. Also, it features ongoing writing Competition in Africa  in 2022 and the world at large, each depending on the criteria prescribed by the organizers of the writing competitions.

Being a writer is quite a lovely hobby most people get involved in. While most people often take it as mere hobby to while away time, it can also serve as a source of income. Hence, the need for the writing competitions in Nigeria 2022.

We decided to compile a list of opportunities available for writers and poets ranging from calls for submissions, contests, spoken words available writers. To prevent unnecessary stress while searching for the writing contests which might be a bit hard, we have decided to relieve you of such stress with this compiled list of ongoing writing competitions in Nigeria 2021.

Most of them are ongoing writing contest.

The list will increase with time with necessary update as soon as new writing contests keep popping in for the year 2022.

Noteworthy, the list also applies to the writing Competitions in Africa 2022. Any entrants in Africa can as well submit their works to these competitions.

Guides Before Submitting For The Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022/Writing Competition In Africa 2022

When you are submitting to a writing contest, it might seem quick and simple with little process involved. At the same time, it might be disadvantageous to the prospective applicants for the writing contest if some things are not taken into consideration before submitting.

Hence, things to consider while submitting for writing competitions in Nigeria 2021— We have some tips already outlined.

 tips for you on how to submit for writing competitions in 2022

  • Ensure you read the submission guidelines before submitting for the writing contests
  • Ensure you are conversant with what the organizers of the writing contests want. You can do this by checking the works that won the previous contests.
  • Ensure you meet the submission deadline for the writing contest. One mistake most writers make while submitting for contests in 2022, is omitting the date the submission closed or not paying close attention to it.
  • Eligibility requirement for the contests. Checks if there's one provided for in the contest.
  • And lastly, take a deep breath and submit your entries after proper checks for possible errors.

The writing competitions for 2022 will be updated soon as they are released for submission.

List Of Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022

  • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 January

  • Masters Review Winter Short Story Award 2022
    Welcome to 2021-2022 Masters Review Winter Short Story Award for New Writers, an annual contest that recognizes the best fiction from today’s emerging writers.  Judging this year’s contest is Ye Chun, author of Hao, a collection of stories recently longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. 
      The winning story will be awarded $3000 and publication online.
         Second and third place stories will be awarded publication and $300 and $200 respectively.
           All winning stories and any notable Honorable Mentions will receive agency review by the following: Nat Sobel from Sobel Weber, Victoria Cappello from The Bent Agency, Andrea Morrison from Writers House, Sarah Fuentes from Fletcher & Company, Heather Schroder from Compass Talent, and Siohban McBride from Carnicelli Literary Management

          Deadline: January 21

          • Lilith Magazine Annual Fiction Competition 2022
          Lilith Magazine has announced the extension of its annual fiction competition. The competition is open to all writers. Also, interested applicants are required to read through and  follow the guidelines before attempting submissions.

          Writers and artists are paid for their work in Lilith, in print and on the blog.

          Deadline extended to January 15, 2022

          • Tampa Review Prize For Poetry 2022

          Book Publication  •  $2,000 Award
          Selected Poems published in Tampa Review

          Deadline: January 31

          • The Isele Magazine Submissions Prize 2022
          Isele Magazine Submissions Prizes celebrates the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in Isele Magazine. 

          The prizes are split into three categories – short stories, poetry, and essays, and each category is judged by a panel of two judges. The longlists of ten stories, ten suites of poems or single poems, and eight essays will be announced in February, while the shortlists of five works per category will be revealed at the end of March. The winners will receive $200 each, presented to them at a ceremony at the end of April

          Deadline: January 31

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 February

          • Association Of Writers And Writing Programs 2022 Award Series
          The Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series has been announced open for writers to submit their best manuscripts in different genres and contest for cash prizes and amazing opportunity of publication.

          Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022

          About the Association of Writers and Writing Program 2022 Award Series
          AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike. 

          The 2022 Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers for writers by writers. AWP hires a staff of screeners who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten manuscripts in each genre for each judge’s final evaluations

          Deadline:  February 28, 2022. 

          • Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2022
           The winners of the competition will be announced on September 24 2022 at the the Story Awards Dinner at the Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh.

          Entry fee is £10 per story.  All proceeds are used to support the arts in Scotland. 
          The competition is managed by the Scottish Arts Trust and run entirely by volunteers.

          The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition seeks original, engaging, and entertaining stories on any topic up to 2,000 words. It is open to writers worldwide, published or unpublished, over 16 years. We accept entries from 1 December to 28/2.

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 March

          • Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022

          Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2022 is a literary competition organized for writers to contest for a huge cash prize.

          The contest is organized by The Caterpillar, a quarterly print magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories and art.

          The prize is for an unpublished poem written by an adult for children aged 7–11.

          The poem can be on any subject. There is a line limit of 150.  Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.

          Prize: $1,000

          31 March 2022

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 April

          •  Bath Short Story Award 2022
          The ninth Bath Short Story Award 2022 is open for entries now and will close on Monday, April 11th at midnight BST. We welcome stories of up to 2200 words on any subject or theme from anywhere in the world. Before entering, please check the rules for more details.

          This year, the competition is judged by novelist, short story writer, playwright and writing teacher, Paul McVeigh who has judged many short story awards. Read our interview with him to find out more about him and what he looks for in a short story.
          The longlist and shortlist for the Bath Short Story Award 2022 is likely to be announced in July 2022 and the winners by August 2022.

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 May
          • Bristol Short Story Prize 2022
          Welcome to the Bristol Short Story Prize – an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

          The 2022 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The closing date is May 4th 2022. 

          The closing date for our 15th competition is midnight (BST), May 4th 2022.

          20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 15 by Tangent Books. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony in October 2022.

          • The Bath Novel Award 2022

          Bath Novel Award is one of the bath novel writing prizes that are organized annually, and made open to different writers. The Bath Novel Award 2022, just like the other bath novel writing prize comes with its cash prizes aside other writing opportunities.

          Deadline For Bath Novel Award 2022: Entries for the bath novel award 2022 are invited from: 1st December 2021 to 31st May 2022 

          Prize: $3,000

          •  Bridport Prize 2022 (Poetry)

          Bridport Prize 2022 for poetry category is announced open for submissions. Interested writers are invited to submit their entries while following the outline submission guidelines.

          Deadline: May 31

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 June
          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 July

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 August

          • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022
          The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022 has been announced open to writers to submit their best works. For the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2022, they are looking for the best new writing talent. 

          The £5,000 international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique

          Deadline: August 21

          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 September
          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 October
          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 November
          • Writing Competitions In Nigeria 2022 December


          August/ September 2021

          1:   Button Poetry Contest 2021

          Button poetry contest is a writing contest organized by Button poetry, an online magazine geared and  committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry.

          Button Poetry produces and distributes poetry media, including: video from local and national events, chapbooks, collaborative audio recordings, scholarship and criticism, and many other products.

          The annual Button poetry contest was announced open for "Button Poetry Video Contest" and "Button Poetry Chapbook Contest"

          According to Button Poetry,

          There are so many ways to record and present poetry, and we want to continue giving people around the world the chance to step up on the digital stage and share their work.
          We are looking for brave work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters seearger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with a strong, unique voice and palpable energy.

          Prize: More than $500 Cash Prizes and other benefits

          2- Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2021 : Submit Your Work For $5000 Cash Prize And More

          Aesthetica Magazine has released its interest in looking for the best new writing talent by organizing Creative Writing Award ; a poetry contest and fiction contest.

            The international literary prize is open to poetry and short fiction submissions on any theme, celebrating innovation in content, form and technique.

          About The Aesthetica Magazine Creative writing award 2021
          Since the establishment of the poetry contest 15 years ago, the Creative Writing Award has provided a platform for poets and authors across the globe to showcase their work through publication, prize money and exposure.

          Genre: Poetry and Fiction

          3—Submit To Annual Diode Editions Book And Chapbook Contests For More Than $900 Cash Prize| Poetry & Writing Contest 2021

          Full-Length Book Contest & Chapbook Prize

          For The Poetry Contest 2021 edition of the annual Diode writing contest, announcement has been made for writers and authors. They are to submit their works in contest for a cash prize worth more than $900.

          The writing Competititon is open to all poets, although with specific age restriction.

          The annual Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests are now open through August 15th, 2021. The contests are open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English.

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          4—Submit Your Poem To This Poetry Contest 2021 : Briefly Write Poetry Prize 

          Poetry contest 2021

          The Briefly Write Poetry Prize announces submission window open for this poetry contest 2021. The poem competition was organized purposely to celebrate and reward bold, succinct writing.

          What They Want For The Poetry Contest 2021 Edition
           They want well-crafted poems up to 10 lines. We want innovative language, strong imagery and a subtle, focused composition.

          Hence, interested poets are implored to send their best work.

          Cash Prize: $50


          Poetry Contest Alert: The Write Bloody UK has announced the window for submission open for poets to submit their collection of works for publication.

           They are accepting submissions from talented poets from the UK who are looking to publish and perform poetry. 

          In this poetry contest, successful candidates will have the opportunity to publish a full-length manuscript for full distribution and a 50% royalty rate after first 500 copies sold. 

          Write Bloody requires that all authors be willing and able to tour with their poetry upon publication, at least 20 readings the first year of the release of their book. 

          You can do 20 readings in your home town, or hit the road throughout the UK. Your book will be coming out in 2022.

          6—Palette Poetry Prize

          Palette Poetry has announced a poetry contest for the 2021 edition of Palette Poetry Prize. Writers are invited to submit their works in contest for cash prizes

          According to the organizers:

          We are thrilled to offer the Palette Poetry Prize for 2021: $4000 and publication! We are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. Send us your incandescent heart on the page. The winner will be selected by our guest judge, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown.

          Palette's editors will choose ten finalists and any honorable mentions that warrant extra attention. 

          Cash Prize: $4000


          Frontier Poetry Contest For New Poets

          Frontier poetry contest

          Frontier Poetry has announced a poetry contest titled " Frontier Award for New Poets". The Frontier Poetry Contest is for authors with no more than one full length collection at the time of submission.

          A distinguished panel of emerging poets will guest judge the Frontier Poetry Contest: Mai Der Vang, AndrΓ©s Cerpa, and Rosebud Ben-Oni. 

          "BrokenA Poem By Francis Madagwa

          For the selections: Frontier Poetry staff will select the top ten submissions, and the winning poem and honorable mentions will be selected by the panel of judges, to be announced in the winter.

          Prizes For The Frontier Award For New Poets

          For this frontier poetry contest, the winner and the runner ups will be awarded the following cash prizes:

          The winning poet will be awarded $3000 and publication on Frontier Poetry. 

          Second and third place will win $300 & $200 respectively, as well as publication.

           The top ten finalists will also be recognized

          8—Ake Festival

          Ake Festival is an annual literary festival organized and sponsored by Book Buzz Foundation with objectives spanning across literacy expansion among children and the promotion of Literature in particular. The festival features numerous areas of art, such as, music, writing and artists

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          The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious prizes for a new poem.  The poetry competition is organized by the Australian Book Review. It was named after, Peter Porter, one of the most recognized poets that emerges from Australia.
          There's no restriction as to geographical location nor, is there any for age. 

          Guidelines & Requirements: The poem must not be more than 70 lines.

          The poem must be in English language. It can also be on any theme 

          Poems must not have been previously published.

          Entries must be submitted online via the Australian Book Review website.

          Entry Fee: $25

          Prize: Worth $10,000

          Deadline: October 4, 2021.

          • VAL WOOD & YORKSHIRE PRIZE 2021
          Writers' entries are now being accepted for the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing 2021: Now & Then. The theme for the competition has been chosen to mark the end of lockdown and reflect times of positive change. 

          In addition to the Val Wood Prize 2021, the Yorkshire Prize 2021 is also going to held.

           The contest is organized annually, with the organizers and the judges receiving overwhelming amounts of submission from writers.

          However, according to the organizers, they've decided to celebrate local talents. Thus, the reason for splitting the competition into two in order to allow entries to the category of choice.

           Guidelines & Requirements:
          There is no required theme.

          Poetry will not be considered for the prizes.

          The competition is only open to writers who are above 16 years of age.

          Entry Fee: Free.

          Prize: £100.and publication.

          Deadline: August 28, 2021.


          The Hidden Beast Award is a scriptwriting and development contest which involves the production of short film script in collaboration with Gentle Beasts. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          1 submission, plus a biography not exceeding 150 words, per candidate.

          Entrants must be 17 years and above. Must alos be a UK resident.

          Script submissions must be no longer than 15 pages. 

          It is a short film award for shorts with a 10-15 minute run time.

          Entry Fee: Free

          Prize: Development, Production & screening of winning script worth £4000.

          Deadline: August 20, 2021.


          Writers are asked to create original flash fiction on the theme of ‘Genius'. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Maximum submission of three pieces may be entered for consideration. Maximum word count is 400.

          They are seeking fun prose from astute angles.
           They are  looking for astounding objectivity, clever perspectives and a keen sense of awareness in a fun flash.

          All works must be in English language.

          Entry Fee: £6

          Prize: more than $800 and publication.

          Deadline: August 30, 2021.


          The TCK Publishing Short Story Contest is an international short story contest established in 2021. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium and publication of his or her short story on the TCK Publishing website.

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Max word count is 3,000.

          Entry Fee: $12

          Prize: : $1,000 and publication.

          Deadline: August 31, 2021.


          The NAWG Open Short Story and Poetry Competition is now open to everyone for interested writers to submit their works. 
          Categories are Short Story and Poetry. 

          Guidelines & Requirements:

          Short story: 500-200 words max word count.

           Poetry: 40 lines maximum.

          Entry Fee: $5

          Prize:  more than $200

          Deadline: August 31, 2021.

          October 2021 

          • The Writer 2021 Short Story Contest | 100 Word Contest

          The writer has announced the submission for its Short Story Contest open for writers. Writers are to read the submission guidelines and follow it strictly to avoid disqualification.

          The submission guidelines for the writer short story contest is prescribed in PDF format. Interested writers can download the guidelines on the website.

          A link for the download is under the post

          Deadline: October 5, 2021

          November 2021 

          • The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022

          The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is one of the most anticipated literary contests in the Commonwealth countries, most especially in Africa. The literary contest has been reputed for its contribution to support writers' works and the ability to give wide publicity based on its large audience.

          Surprisingly, the literary contest has been ongoing for ten years now.

          The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2022 is now announced open for writers to submit their best work inorder to contest for a cash prize worth more than $5,000.

          Deadline : November 1, 2021.


          • Werge Flomp Poetry Contest 2021

          Entry fee: none required.

          Submit ONE humor poem

          Deadline: April 2022

          Prize: more than $2000 cash prize and other benefits.

          • Palette Poetry's Love And Eros Prize 2021

          Entry fee: $20

          No restrictions in respect of age.

          Cash prize: more than $3,000 fo the winners and the runners ups.

          Deadline: April 2022



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