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Entries for Quramo Writer’s Prize to close May 31


Quramo Writers Prize winners Samuel Monye and Arshiya, flanked by the judges; Olakunle Kasumu (left), Ego Boyo, Executive Publisher Quramo Publishing, Gbemi Shashore, Pauline Tomlin, Aduke Gomez and Kayode Kofoworola.

Quramo Publishing Limited is calling for entries for the Quramo Writer’s Prize (QWP). This year’s call is for the submissions of manuscripts between 15, 000 and 20, 000 words. All entries must reach the company on or before May 31, 2018, which is the closing date.

Following the success of its debut in April, 2017 when first time writers; Samuel Monye author of Give Us Each Day, and Arshiya, author of The Forgotten, emerged the competition continues to set a vital pace for the next generation of promising writers, irrespective of background and nationality.

Judging the competition last year were diverse group of avid readers and lovers of literature, including Ego Boyo, Aduke Gomez and Olakunle Kasumu.


This year, Quramo Publishing will once again showcase some of Africa’s most promising creative minds, as frontliners in deciding the most outstanding work from hundreds of entries.

Speaking about the prize, the Executive Publisher, Gbemi Shasore, said: “Reading has been a receding legacy among our young people for decades and the process of reorienting youth to once again embrace the reading culture has been an enormous task for government, educationists, parents and other related bodies. At Quramo, we pride ourselves as frontline bearers of this cause. We are glad to play our part and contribute meaningfully to the learning and reading culture of our beloved country.

“A reading society is an informed society and with the right information we can empower one another for positive, sustainable economic and socio-political change,” she said.

Aspiring writers of fiction are enjoined to submit entries via the website, And for media and partnership enquiries

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