Quramo invites entries for 2020 Writers’ Prize


DEADLINE: JULY 30 ― Quramo Publishing is inviting entries for the 2020 edition of the Quramo Writers’ Prize.

The Quramo Writers’ Prize (QWP) celebrates unpublished writers working to hone their craft and record Africa’s original stories.

Interested new, emerging and unpublished writers are to submit a manuscript, with a minimum word count of 30,000.

Each entry must be an original, unpublished work of fiction.

Vivian OnyekachiIbe won the 2019 edition of the prize with her manuscript entitled ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’. She got a cash prize of one million naira alongside a possible book publishing deal for her efforts.

The best for 2020 will also get the winner’s prize and be eligible for a publishing contract with Quramo Publishing Limited.

Quramo Publishing has since 2015, published works of historical nonfiction, contemporary fiction, and children’s books, by authors including Yejide Kilanko, Abimbola Dare, and Sefi Atta.

Quramo Publishing also creates, organises and curates initiatives to provide a richer, more rewarding experience for readers and writers.

One of these is its first foray into film production with the docu-film and series, ‘Journey of an African Colony’, based on two of its published titles, ‘Possessed’ and ‘A Platter of Gold’, historical accounts of Nigeria’s journey to independence by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Supo Shasore.

The Quramo Writers’ Prize (QWP) was launched in 2017 to develop and promote unpublished Nigerian and African writers in Nigeria and across the globe.



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