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The SprinNG Women Authors Prize 2021 is open for entries. Interested Nigeria women authors are to submit a published book in order to enter contest.

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SpringNg Women Authors Prize 2021


The SprinNG Women Authors Prize 2021 is open for entries. Interested Nigerian women authors are to submit a published book in order to contest for the cash prize of 200,000 naira.

The contest is organized by the literary platform, SprinNG, having concluded its annual SprinNG contest few weeks ago.


Why a Women Authors Prize at SprinNG?

According to SprinNG:

While there has been a definite increase in Nigeria's literary engagement within the past decade, especially with the use of technology, there are still improvements to be made. SpringNg intends to encourage and equip developing Nigerian writers. However, in doing so, through submissions for publications and contests, as well as participation in our writing fellowship, we have observed a lack of women involvement and visibility. When we looked outwardly, observing the works of sister Nigerian literary websites and recognitions, we found strong evidence and reports confirming our conclusions.


What They Are Looking For

SprinNG are looking for Nigerian female authors with published books that deserves to be promoted and supported. This with the motive to increase Nigerian authors' visibility in the Nigeria literary sphere.

The winner of the contest will stand a chance to have her published book promoted through interviews, book reviews, newsletter promotions, and collaborations.




 (#SWAPng) ​will select a Nigerian Female Author annually - someone who has published a full-length book in print and invest N200,000 in purchasing, distributing, and marketing print copies of her book nationwide through their independent book reviewers, sister literary websites and events whom they collaborate with. 


Eligibility Requirements For The SprinNG Women Authors Prize 2021

The applicant must be a female Nigerian author between ages 21 - 45.

Applicants can only submit one book for the nomination in the select genres listed in our application.


Eligible genres

Only Poetry (Collection of poetry or prose poems)

Fiction (novels, collection of short stories)

Nonfiction (memoirs and essays) are eligible for application. 


Children's books, plays, or drama will not be for this prize.

​The nominated book can be of any theme.

The nominated book can be self-published or released by a publisher between 2015 and September 2021.

The book nominated must be available in print for purchase in Nigeria.

There is no region-eligibility requirement for the author - meaning that the author can be a Nigerian currently residing outside the country.

Previous finalists and semi-finalists cannot reapply.

They require a self-nomination process, meaning that prospective applicants will complete the application and nominate themselves.


Deadline: September 30, 2021.


The judges of the SprinNG Women Authors Prize will be announced in August.


October to December: Applications will be reviewed.

December 15-30: ​Semi-finalists and prize winner will be announced

January - March: Author's books will be distributed.






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