The Golden Baobab Prize accepting submissions

The Golden Baobab Prize is one of the few African literary awards that recognizes writing for children and young adults. Every year, it invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for an audience of 8 to 11-year-olds (Category A) or 12 to 15-year-olds (Category B).

According to its website, the mission of the Golden Baobab Prize is to discover the African literary giants of the next generation and produce classic stories that will be appreciated for years to come. As well as inspire the creation of African stories that children and young adults the world over will love.

This year the prize will award $1,000 each to the best stories in the two categories and $800 to the most promising young writer 18 years and younger (the Rising Writer Prize).

The Golden Baobab Prize will also work to connect outstanding stories with African and international publishers. The Prize is open to African citizens of all ages. Entries should be submitted as typed Microsoft word or PDF documents. The Deadline for submission is June 24, 2012. For more information on how to submit, visit their website here.


  • Nice information and facts! I have been searching for some thing like that for quite a while now. Regards!

    Posted by Darrel on April 25, 2012
  • Sound like a great opportunity for all aspiring writers. This is a really good initiative.

    Posted by Owusu on April 20, 2012

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