Writing Contest: The Dusty Manuscript Contest

FARAFINA is pleased to announce The Dusty Manuscript Contest for Nigerian writers of genre fiction. The top three manuscripts will get the opportunity to be published under the Farafina Breeze imprint and win cash prizes.

The top ten manuscripts will receive publication by Okadabooks on its electronic platform. The writers of the top twenty manuscripts will participate in a two-day writing/marketing/branding boot camp facilitated by the judges.

The contest will be judged by Dr Eghosa Imasuen, author of Fine Boys; Yejide Kilanko, author of Daughters Who Walk This Path; Toni Kan, Author of The Carnivorous City; and Dr Ainehi Edoho, Editor and Founder of Brittle Paper.

Eligibility and Procedure: All submissions must be full-length, previously unpublished novel manuscripts with a 25,000 minimum word count. Submissions must be in English but the use of Nigerian slangs and expressions are allowed.

Eligible participants should have at least one parent born in Nigeria who holds citizenship of the same. No entry fee is required. Submission closes on 31 March 2018.

Read the rest of the submission guidelines and submit your manuscript here.

The Dusty Manuscript is an initiative of Okadabooks, supported by GTBank and Kachifo Limited.