A.T Marstein Books and News


Applications are now open for the A.T Marstein Books and News Prize for Literature (AMBNPL) writing competition, 2020.

A.T Marstein books and News Prize for Literature is a writing contest set up to encourage Nigerian writers, to pursue the art of writing the more, and give them a chance to be published. 

In other words, the contest is set up to have different submissions from all over Nigeria, to be published in its forthcoming  Anthology. The Anthology is going to be published on various platforms, for easy access to readers in Nigeria and beyond.

Note that all entries would be published in the anthology.

We are looking for great works of any literary form which follows a given general theme and a set of topics. All entries will be judged by certified literature scholars. You must choose one of the topics below to write on and it must follow the given theme.

You are allowed to choose any genre of your choice listed below.

The AMBNPL’20 is a beneficial contest/platform for both young aspiring writers and full pledged authors. It is an avenue that challenges the culture of writing within us. So go on, there are prizes to be won, experience to be gained, and more importantly, values to be developed.


The burden of being a Nigerian.

Entry fee:



  • Police brutality
  • School Closure (Covid-19)
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Fuel Subsidy Removal


  • Poetry
  • Short Story
  • Play
  • Essay


  • Applicants must be aged between 16 and 30 years.
  • Senior secondary students can apply irrespective of age.
  • One entry allowed per person.
  • Applicants must be Nigerians.
  • Applicants must choose not more than one of the given topics to write about.
  • Applicants’ entry must revolve around the given theme (The burden of being a Nigerian)


  • Be written in English (Other Nigerian languages in minimum amount if necessary ) and submitted in a doc. or docx (i.e word) format and must be less than or equal to 2MB.
  • Be anything between 500 and 1500 words Essay, Short story, and play. Not less than 15 lines for poetry.
  • Not be published before.
  • Not be plagiarized.
  • Not be jointly Authored.

Core Sponsors:

  • Rhemarite Concept Limited
  • 99 Web Creation Enterprise
  • Morasaj Ventures
  • Kairos Inc.
  • Henster Online Store


Best Entry: N100,000, AMBNPL’20 official Sweat Shirt, Bag and Notepad.

Second place: N70,000, AMBNPL’20 official T Shirt, Notepad.

Third place: N30,000, AMBNPL’20 official T Shirt, Notepad.

AMBNPL’20 Official Sweat and T shirt

Every entry will be published in the forthcoming AMBNPL’21 Anthology

DEADLINE: 11.59pm (GMT+1) December 31st, 2020.

Submissions are closed!

The first option below allows you to pay and submit your entry at the same time. The second option allows you to set a reminder so as not to forget to write for AMBNPL’20.

You can also opt to pay your entry fee now, and mail your entry to us when you are done writing (Link would be given to you after payment).

For enquiries or support, call +2348102005064, +2348107022151, +2348097515260, +23434978095 or email support@atmarstein.com.ng

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