The 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature

The African Indie Writers Review (AFIRE) ejournal is happy to announce The 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature.

This is going to be an annual event.

The Prize: N1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira)

The Need:

African Indie-Writers Review (AFIRE) is an e-journal strategically positioned to hold out a hand to new, contemporary and audacious African writers most interested in taking their work to a wider world. We now live in a global village of both happy and sad magic, where technology levels the opportunity gap between those who have been seen and those who have much to show but have not been heard from. There is one thing we all must agree on: Africa never stopped talking, from every nook and corner. Sometimes we are forced to talk, as the late Christopher Okigbo puts it, ‘without voice or audience’. But Africa keeps talking. Today we must find both our voice and our audience inside our own communal cry. Silence should never be an option. We must keep our fires burning.

Call for submission:

We are now receiving submissions for the 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature. All entries should be forwarded to:

DEADLINE for submission: June 30 2019.

No material submitted after 11:59pm on June 30 2019 will be considered.


There are six categories for material to be submitted to AFIRE:

Fiction, Prose – full length novels: published, self-published or unpublished
Fiction, Prose – short stories: published, self-published or unpublished
Non Fiction – published, self-published or unpublished
Poetry – collections: published, self-published or unpublished
Drama – published, self-published or unpublished
Social media essays – collections: published, self-published or unpublished


All materials should be submitted in Microsoft Word file format. Pdf files are allowed for only poetry submissions where original format is considered a critical part of the aesthetic presentation. Fonts should be size 12 in all submitted materials.

Materials could be of any topic and theme, as long as it demonstrates a clear and undisputable motion for growth and development, enlightenment and humanity on the continent. New African writers in diaspora holding valid passports of any African country are eligible to participate.

The decisions of the judging panel are final.


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