Creative writing competition: Walter Rodney Writing Prize 2022


25 June 2021
The winner will receive £4,000 and their debut will be published by Pluto Press

The new annual prize is for non-fiction by women and non-binary first time authors with citizenship of an African or Caribbean country. It celebrates the life of Guyanese writer and political activist Walter Rodney and his impact on the work of scholars and historians.

The judges for the Walter Rodney Prize are Linton Kwesi Johnson, Stella Dadzie and Dzodzie Tsikata.

To enter, writers should not previously have published a book-length work. Submit a proposal for a non-fiction book between 50,000 and 80,000 words, including a synopsis and a chapter breakdown, and a writing sample of at least 2,000 words. Writers submitting to the Prize should be able to demonstrate the influence of Walter Rodney's ideas on their own work.

The closing date is 23 August.

For full details see the website.

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