GTB Launches The Dusty Manuscript Writing Contest
Guarantee Trust Bank in conjunction with Farafina breeze imprint, Kachifo Ltd and Okada Books launches The Dusty Manuscript Contest, a brand new literary prize with over 1,500,000 Naira cash prize to be won.
The contest which is chaired by a panel of ace writers like Eghosa Imasuen, Toni Kan, Dr Ainehi Edoro-Glines and Yejide Kilanko is set up to promote and discover new generation of Nigerian writers by publishing and selling their stories to the world. Apart from the fact that the winning authors would get monetary rewards, the initiative also affords them the opportunity to secure publishing and marketing contracts.
The second runner up will get a cash prize of 250,000 Naira and a publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd under their breeze imprint. The first runner up gets 500,000 Naira and a publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd under their breeze imprint while the winner gets a whooping 1,000,000 Naira and a publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd under their breeze imprint.
Additionally, the remaining shortlisted authors will get their books e-published on Okada Books while the top 25 longlisted authors will get a two-day boot camp training on writing, marketing and branding.
Submission of entries close at 12:00 a.m. midnight (WAT) on March 31, 2018 and the longlist will be announced in May, 2018 before the unveiling of the top three at an evening gala in June 2018. For more information, visit: csr.gtbank.com/dustymanuscript