Naija Stories is the online community for Nigerian writers and readers of all interests and skill levels. Naija Stories is a way for readers to discover new voices and for writers to share their work, gain recognition, and connect with their audience and each other. There is a special workshop section for feedback and critique from other writers. Whether you’re an enthusiastic, creative writer looking for the perfect place to store and display your writing online or a casual reader searching for a good story, Naija Stories is your website. As a writer, this is a place to showcase your creativity and for a reader, here you can feast to your heart’s content.
It is planned that with time, this site will become a community bursting with activities, inspiration and creativity. To start with, free memberships are available to the first hundred people to submit a request to email@example.com. Each membership will include a writing portfolio, numerous writing tips, and a forum that will provide the chance to meet and bond with fresh creative minds. No other website services the Naija writer better than we do.
Why should I join?
We do not claim any right of ownership in any manuscripts, comments, reviews, files, images, photos, or any other material (“content”) that you post on Naija Stories. After posting your content you will continue to retain all your intellectual property ownership rights and continue to have the right to use your work in any way you choose.
However, by posting content on Naija Stories you hereby grant to us a license to use, modify, publicly display, reproduce and distribute such content on the site. The license you grant us is:
1. non-exclusive which means you are free to license your work to any one else
2. fully paid up and royalty free which means you will not be paid by Naija Stories or anyone else for the use of your work on this site
3. sub-licensable for the purposes of enabling us to host and maintain the site via third parties
This license does not grant us the right to sell your work.
You are solely responsible for the content posted by you and all other material you transmit to us or other members. You represent and warrant that:
1. you own the content posted by you or have the right to post it on this site
2. the content does not infringe the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person
3. the content does not breach any right of confidence
4. the content is not libellous or obscene
5. the content is not in breach of any law or other similar legalisation or otherwise unlawful
6. that if followed instructions included in the content will not cause any harm to any person
We work hard to ensure that Naija Stories is available as often as possible. However, due to the nature of the internet, this cannot be guaranteed and accordingly Naija Stories is provided on an “as is” basis. Access to the site may be restricted from time to time to allow for repairs, maintenance, and updates. We reserve the right to take down the site at any time.
You agree to indemnify us and our affiliates against any loss, damage or expense we suffer or incur as a result of you being breach of any of the above warranties. This means that you will be responsible for the loss or damage we suffer as a result of you being in breach of your warranties to us.
Our Right to Remove Content
At any time we may delete content that is offensive, infringes the rights of any third party, threatens the safety of another person, or is otherwise unlawful. We will not be required to give you any reason for removing stories, comments, photos, or other material.
Exclusion of Liability
We assume no responsibility for monitoring the site for amongst other things inappropriate or unlawful content, including but not limited to defamatory content. We do not endorse or assume any liability for or any damage you may suffer as a result of any such content, nor do we make any representation or give any warranty express or implied as to the accuracy or lawfulness of the content herein. Due to the volume of content and the community nature of this site, content is not reviewed by us prior to it being posted by users.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this Cost Anything?
It’s free to publish and read.
Do I retain ownership of my work?
Yes, absolutely. You retain full rights to your work and may do with it as you please.
How Can I Get My Writing on Naija Stories?
There are two ways to get your writing included on Naija Stories. You can either publish it directly on the site. In this case, your content will appear on a Naija Stories page and you can then promote it.
Or, you can add your writing to your own blog and then link to it from Naija Stories.
In both cases, your writing will appear in the archives.
I have my writing published on another site. Can I still include it on Naija Stories?
Yes. You can link to that piece of content from Naija Stories. We only allow links directly to a short story, novel, poem, or some other creative piece of content. Links to the homepages of websites, the front of your blog, or non-relevant content will be deleted.
Can I include someone else’s writing that I’ve enjoyed on Naija Stories?
Yes, you can add their writing using links as far as it has been published online somewhere. However you must be sure that you have permission.
Why Should I Add My Writing to Naija Stories? Several reasons:
Flexibility. We give you tools to publish your work on the site or link to work published elsewhere. No other Nigerian creative writing site on the Web does that.
Control. As an author you have total control of your experience. You can remove your work whenever you want, delete innapropriate comments you get, and monitor the number of comments you get. You also retain full ownership of your work.
Exposure. Naija Stories is visited by many readers eager to find interesting writing to read. The site also optimizes your work so that it is found by readers searching via the search engines – Google, etc.
Fun. Writers and readers on the site enjoy meeting on another, bondings over common likes, and inspiring each other to future literary endeavors.
Mission. Be a part of something bigger. Help us build the largest organized database of creative and literary writing out of Nigeria.
Free. Doing all of this is completely free.
Why Is Publishing on Naija Stories Better than On a Regular Blog?
Naija Stories is created specifically for Nigerian creative writing and literature. Organizing your writing on a blog is not easy. Blogs also don’t organize your writing portfolio. They are designed for time-based journal writing, not literary writing. Naija Stories gives you tools to connect with your audience. You can Feature certain work in your porfolio, embed images, audio and video, tell your readers about your latest news and keep tabs of your fans.
And if you’d prefer to post on a Blog or another site, that’s also accepted. Just link to it from Naija Stories and add your work to the archive. It’s free and it will only drive more readers and visitors to your blogs or websites.
We welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)