Iskanchi Book Prize aims to recognize exceptional prose and hybrid book manuscripts and offer the winners a chance to be published. This competition is open to both emerging and established African writers living anywhere in the world.
The winner will receive publication of a full-length manuscript plus $1,500.
The submission period opens November 1, 2023 and closes January 30, 2024.
Finalists and the winner of the prize will be announced in February 2024. l
Winning manuscript will be published in Fall 2025.
Prose: Fiction and non-fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, short story collections, essay collections, memoirs, etc.).
Hybrid: Manuscripts that blend multiple genres or mediums (e.g., poetry and visual art, prose and photography, experimental formats, etc.)