The ANTOA Writing Contest 2021 / How To Apply (Prize: $360)

A New Touch Of Africa debuts ANTOA Writing Contest 2021: Stories That Touch (AWC2021) to amplify the African voice from across the globe through poetry and fiction.

The ANTOA Writing Contest (AWC)  2021 opens for submission on 1st April 2021 and closes on 1st July 2021 in two categories: poetry and fiction.

The winners will be officially announced on their website and social media platforms by November 2021 following the shortlist announcement. All works will be judged based on creativity and originality.

The ANTOA Writing Contest (AWC)  2021

Eligibility for ANTOA Writing Contest

  • The contest is open to all poets and fiction writers.
  • Applicants must be  African
  • Entrants must be above 18.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries should be in any of the categories: Poetry and Fiction.
  • Poem or fiction must be the original work of the applicant and must be unpublished.
  • Poem must be titled and should not be more than 30 lines (single spaced).
  • Fiction must be titled and must not be more than 500 words (double spaced).
  • Poem and fiction must portray Africa in a positive light.
  • No specific theme, use any style, font, and size of your choice.
  • Poem or fiction should be in English and in black and white.
  • Poem or fiction must be in a single Word document with a cover page containing: entrants’ name, nationality, country of birth, full address including country of permanent residence, personal email address and telephone number.
  • The document should be saved with the entrant’s name.
  • Entrants should submit not more than 1 poem or fictional story.
  • As part of their requirements, follow them on Twitter (@ANewTouchOfAfr1) and Instagram (@anewtouchofafrica) before or after submission.
  • All entries must be submitted as attachments via email with the subject “ANTOA Writing Contest”: only to
  • By submitting for the contest you’re giving ANTOA the right to publish your work at any point in time whether or not you emerge as one of the winners.
  • The winners will be notified via email to provide a biography and photograph for official publication.

Entrants may be contacted in future for a virtual interview to discuss their unique experience in Africa. We’re looking forward to reading your masterpiece

Please note that email enquiries about the guidelines, request to re-edit, and the decision of the judges will not be answered.

Submit before the deadline: 1st of July, 2021.

ANTOA Writing Contest Prize Categories:

1st Winner: $100
2nd Winner: $50
3rd Winner: $30

1st Winner: $100
2nd Winner: $50
3rd Winner: $30