WINNER WILL RECEIVE N200,000!!!

2021 Call for Participation on the Theme: REGENERATION

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ABOUT KANAC

KANAC is a consortium of academic Professors and different professionals from various fields of life. The sole commitment of this team of experts is to assist burgeoning researchers, creative writers and scholars to achieve the best in their diverse writing quests or researches.

About the
Competition

The annual international competition in Creative writing is instituted by KANAC as a way of harnessing and utilizing the human creative and imaginative potentials towards solving the myriad problems of human existence. The competition aims at creating healthy fora for the synergy of ideas, craftmanship and artistry which could be channeled towards constructively solving many challenges of our time. The competition also affords KANAC the opportunity of discovering and nurturing new talents in the creative writing industry.

The team of experts at KANAC believe that despite the seeming differences in the formats for writing Poetry, Drama and Prose fiction, there exists a nexus, an underlying similarity in the expression of the creative enterprise which they all share.

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About KANAC

KANAC is a consortium of academic Professors and different professionals from various fields of life. The sole commitment of this team of experts is to assist burgeoning researchers, creative writers and scholars to achieve the best in their diverse writing quests or researches.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submitted entries MUST be made on the KANAC Competiton Portal. There MUST not be anything like name(s) or other forms of identity on the manuscript being submitted.
  • The personal details of the person making submissions (like names) will be required while the person is signing up at the KANAC submission portal.
  • Once the intending participants has successfully paid the required submission fee on our secure payment platform, permission will be given to uploaded your entry. It is only when this fee is confirmed as paid, will the submission process be completed.
  • All successful submissions will be automatically acknowledged via email.

Deadlines and Timelines

  • Deadline for submission of all entries. (11pm on 30th December, 2021)
  • Deadline for the notification of all successful participants in the First Shortlist & Screening. (15th January, 2022)
  • Deadline for notification of all successful participants in the second shortlist and commencement of revision under the guidance of the coaches in the KANAC Creative Writing Training Programs. (29th January, 2022)
  • Final date for the announcement of the overall winner. (1st February, 2022)
  • Date for the Award ceremony. (4th February, 2022)

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Payment of
Submission Fees

Each submission must be accompanied by a submission fee of one thousand Naira only for Nigerian citizens and 10 Euros for other nationalities. While a participant is allowed to make up to three different submission, the person is not allowed to submit up to two entries in one category/genre. Maximum number of submissions per participant is three, and the participant is expected to pay One Thousand Naira for each submission.

All works that successfully scale through the KANAC’s authenticity process will be considered for online publication. Once the intending participants has signed up, the person will be taken to a secure payment platform, where the submission fee will be paid. It is only when this fee is confirmed as paid, will the participant be allowed to uploaded his/her entry.

Promotion of Merit in the
Creative Writing Industry

In order to promote meritocracy, KANAC adopts a blind review system in assessing all entries for all her competitions. Towards this end, all interested participants are warned not to put their names or any form of identity on the entry that they are submitting for the competition. All entries with names or any form(s) of identification shall be disqualified. All submissions must be made via the KANAC submission portal and not through emails. All entries that pass through KANAC’s submission portal are automatically coded. Only coded entries are sent to judges for assessment.

Shortlist

Before a final winner is selected, the KANAC Creative Writing Competition has three rounds in her selection process. The first round is immediately after the expiration of the deadline for the general call for submissions. The judges scrutinize all entries and nominate the ones that have potential for winning. The owners of all these entries are invited for interaction during the “authenticity” process. After this, the third and final selection of the overall winner is made. After much scrutiny, a winner is selected and the cash prize is bestowed to the winner in a ceremony that is meant for that purpose.

Donors and Sponsors

The cash prizes are realized from sponsors and donors, who are acknowledged during each award-giving ceremony. The names of sponsors are acknowledged in all the books of anthologies that are published withing a specific year.

Eligibility

This competition is open to anyone, above 18 years of age, that is interested in the art of creative writing, irrespective of citizenship or race.

Everyone is a Winner

As a result of KANAC’s dedication and commitment towards building the individual, all entries that successfully scale through the “KANAC authenticity process” shall be reviewed and processed for possible online publication in the KANAC’s prestigious anthology series. However, before such works are finally published, they usually undergo thorough revisions, under the guidance and supervision of KANAC’s team of experts.

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