The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has announced that there will be no extension of the June 28 deadline for the submission of entries for the 2023 Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) literary awards.
The awards span a variety of literary genres, including poetry, prose fiction, theater, and children’s literature, the group said in a statement.
Competition entries must have been published between 2022 and 2023.
A shortlist will be released in September 2023, and the judges will announce the winners at the Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the association’s International Annual Convention in November 2023.
The ANA/Abubakar Gimba Prize for Fiction (Short Stories Collection-Published) carries a N200,000 cash award. The ANA/Jerry Agada Prize for Idoma Language Literature (Published & Unpublished) comes with a cash prize of N150,000, while the ANA/Maria Ajima Prize for Literary Criticism (Focus On Criticism Of Emergent Nigerian Literature) comes with a cash prize of N100,000.
Each of the two awards, the ANA Prize for Children’s Literature: 7–13 Years Age Range (Published Works Only and Open To All Categories Of Authors) and the ANA/Vivi Sam Prize for Children’s Poetry: 7–15 Years Age Range (Published Works Only and Open To All Categories Of Authors), is worth N100,000.