The award, which is administered by Onyeka Nwelue, the founder of World Arts Literary Agency, was created this year. The prize is given to “the best unpublished work of fiction written in English by any writer, set in Africa or on Africans in Africa or in Diaspora,” in honor of James Currey, whose work in academic publishing has had a significant impact on African literary culture.
The prize is open to short story collections, novels, and novellas. The winner will receive £1,000 and an agency offer from World Art Literary Agency, according to the prize’s website.
Writers are allowed to submit up to two full-length unpublished fiction manuscripts in English. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021.