The GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE (GAP) is an annual award instituted to give upcoming Nigerian writers a voice. It recognizes that prohibitive publishings costs have denied many an opportunity to be published.
Instituted in 2015, GAP awards a publishing contract to select authors annually. As at 2019, seventeen (17) young Nigerian writers, in prose and poetry genres, have won the Prize.
Eligibility for GAP is limited to Nigerians who are resident in Nigeria, are between the ages of 14 and 28 years, and are yet to publish a full-length book (traditional or self-publishing).
The GAP initiative aims at supporting local writing talents and promoting Nigerian literary arts. It is one of the ways we fulfill our mandate as an indigenous publishing company.
GAP PAST WINNERS:
- 2015 – Vanger Fater, Wazani Adamu Ijarafu, Onwuasoanya Chika Jones & Ayomide Festus
- 2016 – Hussani Abdulrahim, Siraj Abdulazeez Sabuke, Joseph Ofejiro Bilabi & Mesioye Johnson
- 2017 – Aremu Adams Adebisi, Akor Emmanuel Oche, Ebuka Prince Okoroafor, Oluwapelumi Francis Salako, Zainab Kabir Talata, Onaleye Pelumi Favour, Iwu Jeff, Ige Rachel & Miracle Ekpereamaka Nwokedi
- 2018 – not awarded
- 2019 – Salihu Mahe