AIBF Literary Awards 2019 call for Entries

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The Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) is now accepting entries to its competition honouring the best of local and international publishing.

The AIBF Literary Awards 2019 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  • unpublished stories, business,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.

(a) AIBF Independent Writer’s Award

The AIBF Independent Writer’s Award recognises works of writers that have the potency to shape the mindset of the world for good. Works by both Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians are accepted.

(b) AIBF First Book Award

The AIBF 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.

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 for downloading and e-mailed to Accra International Book Festival after filling it. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

We are sorry but entries must be mailed and cannot be hand delivered to Accra International Book Festival. All entry packages MUST include two copies of the book, any relevant marketing material, a copy of your official entry form or a copy and a GHS100 entry fee or receipt for Ghanaians and $80 for non-Ghanaians.

To make payment through PayPal, please use this link: or send it via MoneyGram to Austin Brakopowers and quote Accra International Book Festival.

Entries should be mailed to:

Accra International Book Festival

C/o Box DC 878, Dansoman – Accra

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

The grand prize for the AIBF Literary Awards 20l9 will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in Accra, Ghana.

Deadline: August

Forms: Download forms here.

AIBF First Book Award 2019

AIBF Independent Writers Awards 2019

One comment on “AIBF Literary Awards 2019 call for Entries

  1. Awards like this spur writers to work hard to shape their immediate environment and to transform the world at large. I pray you always get the needed support and full sponsorship to continue with such a positive initiative in building the nation.
    Great job.

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