Submissions now open for The Lignum Vitae Awards

The Lignum Vitae Writing Awards are now open for submissions of adult fiction or adult creative non-fiction (The Una Marson Prize), young adult fiction (The Vic Reid Prize) and children’s fiction (The Jean D’Costa Prize).  The awards are open to all Jamaican nationals (including those that are not resident in Jamaica) as well as permanent residents. For additional information, visit the Jamaican Writers Society’s blog.

The prizes are as follows:

UnaMarson Award                                                         J$500,000.00

Vic Reid Award for Young Adult literature               J$250,000.00

Jean D’Costa Award for children’s literature            J$250,000.00

See below for rules and entry form.

Rules lignum-vitae-rules-2017-general

Entry Form entry-form-lignum-vitae-awards2



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