How to Apply For 9mobile Prize For Literature 2018

Following the successful completion of the fourth edition of its flagship pan-African literary prize, Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, 9Mobile has announced a call for entries for the 2018 9Mobile Prize for Literature.


Prize For the Competition

The winner receives £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, and an Etisalat-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, where he or she will be mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland’. The winner and the two runners-up also participate in a multi-city book tour sponsored by Etisalat. Etisalat purchases 1,000 copies of each of the shortlisted titles for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the African continent.

Alongside the Prize for Literature is the Flash Fiction Award, an online-based competition open to all African writers of unpublished short stories of no more than 300 words. The winner of the Flash Fiction Award receives £1,000 and a high-end device, while the two runners-up for the Flash Fiction Award receive £500 each in addition to high-end devices.


Criteria for Entry

Submissions will only be accepted from publishing houses.

All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or equivalent.

Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24 months before submission.

Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who have published a minimum of three (3) authors.

Publisher should have been a registered business (with certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for minimum of three years
Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3) books – however, books may be called in by the judges.
Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7) copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms.



18th September 2017.

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Fill and Download (Print) an Application form, the application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to the address below:

9Mobile Office,
6th Floor, Building 2,
Oriental Office Building 3,
Lekki Road – Victoria Island,
Lagos State.


To download and print the application form, as well as get more information, please visit

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