Submissions for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 sought (Nigeria only)

Submissions from Nigerian writers for Sevhage Literary Prizes 2019 are currently being sought.

The Sevhage Literary Prizes are an award from Nigerian organisations Sevhage Publishers and Sevhage Literary and Development Initiative. The initiative is seeking entries in the categories of short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction with those who apply in the running for thousands of Naira worth of cash and book equivalent. The prizes and the award for winner in each category sought are;

  1. Sevhage Short Story Prize 2019 Prizes
  • First Prize: N50,000 + N3000 worth of books
  • First Runner Up Prize: N15,000 worth of books
  • Second Runner Up Prize: N10,000 worth of books.
  • Fourth and Fifth: N5,000 worth of books each.
  1. Sevhage/Angya Poetry Prizes 2019

    The prize is divided into two categories Sevhage/Angya Prize for Poetry (General Category, open to any Nigerian resident in Nigeria aged 18-35) and Sevhae/Angya Prize for Students’ Poetry (Open to Secondary School students in Nigeria).


General Category

  • First Prize: N50,000.
  • First Runner Up: N30,000
  • Second Runner Up: N20,000
  • Fourth and Fifth Places: N3,000 worth of books.

Students Prize

  • First Prize: N20,000 + N5,000 worth of books.
  • First Runner Up Prize: N12,000 + N3,000 worth of books.
  • Second Runner Up Prize: N8,000 + N2,000 worth of books.
  • Fourth and Fifth Places N2,000 worth of books.
  • Special Prize for Best Entry from Benue state: N10,000 and books worth N2,000.
  1. Sevhage Creative Non-Fiction Prize 2019


  • First Prize: N20,000 worth of books
  • Second Prize: N10,000 worth of books
  • Third Prize: N5,000 worth of books.

Submission Dates are May 11 – 26, 2019. The shortlists will be announced on June 11, 2019, with the winners being revealed on June 22, 2019, at the Benue Book and Arts Festival.

For more information about the prizes and how to enter please click here.


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