This year, the prize winner will receive a publishing deal and a cash prize of one million naira.
By Hope Ibiale
The Quramo Writers’ Prize has unveiled its longlist for the 2023 edition. The announcement was made at the Quramo office in Lagos State, Nigeria. Writers whose manuscripts made the longlist include Husna Yussif, Obinna Paul Ezeodili, Oluwasegun Odetola, Chidi Nwakpa, Emmanuel Chukwunweike Monyei, Zainab U. Imam, Bisola Faith Akintomide, Mujahid Ameen Lilo, Chiziterem Chijioke, David Vera Sorochi, Grace Aggrey-Fynn, Ishaokanyie Otogbo, and many others.
The longlisted manuscripts will be judged by a three-man jury, comprising Nigerian writers, Eghosa Imasuen (as head juror), Lechi Eke, and Anote Ajeluorou. The judges will whittle down the longlist to five shortlisted manuscripts that will be revealed in September 2023. The winner will be announced at the 2023 Quramo Festival of Words (QFest), scheduled to be held from October 4-8, 2023.
Now in its 7th year, the Quramo Writers’ Prize was established as a platform to showcase new writers and their manuscripts with the global literary community. Since its debut, the literary prize has helped African writers publish their works and exposed them to great opportunities. This year, the prize winner will receive a publishing deal and a cash prize of one million naira.