Entries for 2018 AIBF writers awards open

S c r o l l D o w n

Submissions are now open for the Accra International Book Festival (AIBF)’s 2018 Independent Writers Awards and First Book Award.

To send in your entry, you will need to follow the laid down rules.

(a) AIBF Independent Writers Awards

The Accra International Book Festival is now accepting entries to its maiden competition honouring the best of international publishing.

The 2018 Accra International Book Festival will consider publishers, independent and self-published works in the categories of;

  • fiction,
  • non-fiction,
  • biography, autobiography,
  • children’s books,
  • cookbooks,
  • compilations/anthologies,
  • young adult,
  • how-to, photography/art,
  • unpublished stories, business,
  • poetry, spiritual/religious,
  • travel among others.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of experts who will be considering the various criteria:

(a) General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story that can change the world and

(b) The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market

Please categorise your book before sending it.

Festival Rules: Materials submitted to the Accra International Book Festival cannot be returned. Please note that each entry must contain the official entry form, which will have your e-mail address and contact numbers. Shipping and handling cost will have to be bear by the entrant.

To Enter: Entry forms are available at www.accrabookfest.com for downloading and e-mailed to info@accrabookfest.com after filling it. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order, mobile money of GHS100 for Ghanaians and $25 for non-Ghanaians for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.


Deadline: August 15, 2018

We are sorry but entries must be mailed and cannot be hand delivered to Accra International Book Festival. All entry packages MUST include one copy of the book, any relevant marketing material, a copy of your official entry form or a copy and entry fee or receipt.

AWARDS: Winners of the Accra International Book Festival will be honoured at a gala ceremony held in Accra, Ghana in November 2018.

(b) First Book Award

Accra International Book Festival’s First Book Award celebrates new writers whose work is invaluable to the literary market.

Every debut novelist in Ghana and elsewhere has the opportunity to be included in the award. This is where the future literary legend is discovered. There is an entry fee of GHS50 for Ghanaians and $18 for non.

Download this form: 2018 AIBF First Book Award

Deadline: August 15, 2018

All entries should be mailed to:

Accra International Book Festival

C/o Box DC 878, Dansoman – Accra

Phone: +233(0) 277293124/050 726 0414

M: info@accrabookfest.com

2 comments on “Entries for 2018 AIBF writers awards open

  1. Hello
    Please am a student in the french department at the university of education Winneba and i just wrote a novel in french, please can i also participate

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