Independent Writer’s Award

S c r o l l D o w n

Independent Writer’s Award

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

The 2019 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  • unpublished stories, business,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.

Our grand prize for the 2019 Accra International Book Festival would be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Accra, Ghana in March 2019.

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 after filling it. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order, mobile money of GHS100 for Ghanaians and $80 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, 2019

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.

Entries should be mailed to:

Accra International Book Festival

C/o Box DC 878, Dansoman – Accra

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


AWARDS: Winners of the Accra International Book Festival will be honoured at a gala ceremony held in Accra, Ghana in March 2019.

Copyright © 2020 Accra International Book Festival - An Accra Literary Festival