Adele Creative Trust Award 2016


2015 Award Submission Guidelines

Previously published work is not eligible for the ACT award
Submissions should be made by e-mail only to and
Only one story per author will be considered in any one year
Submissions should include a cover note with the name, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of the author
Only fictional work is eligible
Works must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words

The Prize is awarded to a short story by any writer between the ages of 16 and 26, resident in Nigeria.
There is a cash prize of N50,000 for the winning author
Works translated into English from any Nigerian languages are eligible. Should such a work win, N20,000 of the prize money will go to the translator.
Entries will be accepted from September 1 – November 15, 2015

A longlist will be announced on January 20, 2016

A shortlist of 5 will be announced on February 20, 2016

A winner will be announced in April 2016

Authors retain copyright of their work.

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