The Toyin Falola Prize is Accepting submissions for its 2021 prize.
Now in its second year, the prize is annually administered by literary magazine Lunaris Review and is named after, and presented in honor of, Toyin Falola, a Nigerian historian and distinguished professor of African Studies.
The 2021 prize is on the theme of “Africanfuturism.” Writers are encouraged to fully explore the them as well as bring their own interpretations to it. There is no entry fee.
Writers must be aged between 15 and 35 at the time of submission. The submission period runs from from January 15 to May 15. The winner will receive a cash award of $2,500.
Submissions should be between 1,500 to 4,500 words. Entrants should submit only one story. Submission must be the writer’s own work. Only unpublished work will be considered. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject SUBMISSION FOR THE TOYIN FALOLA PRIZE. Go here for the full guidelines.
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About The Prize
The Toyin Fálọlá Prize is a prize from Nigerian-based Lunaris aimed at honouring distinguished African scholar and foremost historian, Professor Toyin Fálọlá, whose contributions to the field of African history and culture have continued to place Africa on the map and accord it its deserved recognition.
The prize is meant to honour his endeavors and contributions to the advancement of African cultures, peoples, myths, and histories.
The Toyin Falola Prize is to be judged this year by Nerine Dorman and Dr. Akwasi Aidoo.