The Alinea Prize for Nonfiction: 2023

We are delighted to share that the Alinea Prize for Creative Nonfiction, hosted in collaboration with Agbowó, is now open for submissions to African writers, writing from the continent, aged 30 and below.

The prize looks to encourage exploration into the nonfiction genre among young African writers. Writers are encouraged to submit a short story, 2000 words maximum, on a theme of their choosing.


  • First prize: $200
  • Five shortlisted works will be published on the Agbowó website.

For full details, please refer here.

Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Agbowó, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this prize is run by Agbowó, not the Commonwealth Foundation.