- 2016/2017 apexart New York City (NYC) Fellow
- 2014 Winner Burt Award for African Literature, Kenya Chapter
- 2010 Penguin Prize for African Writing nominee
- Ist Prize, Adult Fiction Category – NBDCK Literary Awards, September 2008 Book Week
2016 PEN International/New Voices Award Open for Submissions
- Written by Moraa Gitaa
Created: 24 April 2016
The 2016 PEN International/New Voices Award is open for submissions and the deadline is 27 May 2016. The top prize is $1000 USD and will be announced during this year’s Annual Congress.
The PEN International/New Voices Award encourages new writing in the countries in which we operate, and provides a much needed space for young and unpublished writers to promote their work. The award actively encourages entries from diverse linguistic regions and communities. The PEN International/New Voices Award builds on these ideas, simultaneously reconnecting with our past and moving into the future. The award is open to unpublished writers aged 18-30.
The writers must be nominated by their local PEN Centre as
Rebecca F. John from Wales PEN Cymru, Marina Babanskaya of St Petersburg PEN Chapter while the Masande Ntshanga from South African PEN.
For further information on submission guidelines and the application process, please access the Pen International link here: http://www.pen-international.org/pen-internationalnew-voices-award/