Monday, February 16, 2009


Nigerian writers, at home and abroad, willing to enter their new works for the Annual Literary Prizes of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) may do so now.

Interested creative writers should send six copies (6) of their entries (specifying the category being entered for) alongside a covering letter to the General Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors, Suite 67, National Theater Complex, Iganmu Lagos. The entries which can be for any of the following categories must not have been entered before and must have been published between 2008 and 2009:

ANA/Cadbury Prize for Poetry $1000
(Published works only)

ANA/NDDC Flora Nwapa Prize for Women Writing N100,000
(Published works only)

ANA/NDDC Gabriel Okara Prize for Poetry N100,000
(Published & unpublished works)

ANA/NDDC J. P. Clark Prize for Drama N100,000
(Published & unpublished works)

ANA/NDDC Ken Saro Wiwa Prize for Prose N100,000
(Published &unpublished works)

ANA/Chevron Prose Prize on environmental issues N100,000
(Published works only)

ANA/Jacaranda Prize for Prose Fiction N50,000
(Published works only)

ANA/Funtime Prize for Children’s Literature (prose)
(unpublished works only, Ages 8-15) N150,000
Winning entry to be published by sponsor (Funtime Publications ) with a sign on fee of N250,000

ANA/Atiku Abubakar Prize for Children’s Literature N100,000
(Published works and picture books only; Ages 0-7)

ANA/Lantern Books Prize for Children’s Fiction N100,000
(Unpublished works only, Ages 8 - 15)
Winning entry to be published by Lantern Books

ANA/JAMES ENE HENSHAW PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING(unpublished playscripts only)N100,000.
Playwright of winning entry to work with an experienced director for the production of the play.

ANA/NECO Teen Author Prize (prose) N100,000
(Published & unpublished works)

See below for specific guidelines

ANA/Mazariyya Teen Author Prize (poetry) N50,000
(Published & unpublished works)

See below for specific guidelines


1. Entrants must be students in any secondary school in Nigeria

2. Entries must be a collection or a single story of between 25 – 40 pages for prose, or between 25 – 40 poems for poetry.

3. Illustration (optional).

4. Accompanying documents are:

(i)Letter of identification from school principals on letter headed papers bearing name, signature and stamp with the entrants’ two passport photographs, name, school, age (attach birth certificate) (II)entrants admission letters; (III)current cumulative record of entrants’ academic performance (Junior or Secondary School); (IV)letter of consent from parents; (V)entrants’ email addresses and phone contacts.

5. Unpublished entries (in six copies) should be properly bound.

Deadline for the receipt of all entries for the 2009 ANA Literary Prizes is Teusday 31st March 2009. A shortlist will be announced in the first week of October, 2009. Winners of the prizes will be announced at the Awards Dinner in Minna, Niger State during the 28th International Annual Convention of ANA in October ,2009.


General Secretary

26th January,2009.

1 comment:

dScR?Be said...

ahn ahn.. wheres d one 4 pple between 21 and 35? esp d one for 23 yr olds :D