The Kalahari Review, an online literary platform where since May 9th 2012, Africa has told her stories, last week launched the Igby Prize For Nonfiction; a monthly nonfiction/essay contest.

The contest will run throughout the year and is based on a monthly theme. The prize for the best entry for each month is $50.

Here are the themes for each month in the year 2017:

January – Home

February – Relationships and Family

March – Night life: On the night life of cities and towns around The Continent

April – Freedom

May – Food

June – Pride: Dedicated to the African LGBTQ community and their issues

July – Work

August – Where I live and why

September – Travel

October – Comfort/Discomfort

November – African Writers of the Past

December – Festive Traditions

All submissions can be mailed to with the artist’s name and title of work as the subject line and a query letter as the body of the email.

For more information on submission guidelines or how to write a query letter, click here.


Author: Aderonke Adeleke

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