Following the success of that workshop we’re pleased to announce the launch of a second workshop. From today, we will be inviting submissions from members of Naija Stories to be critically reviewed. The reviews will highlight areas in the submitted work that are examples of good writing, as well as pointing out areas that need improvement.
The workshop will consist of the review of two works, with the review process starting every week. If there is a good response, there may be one or two more works reviewed. The schedule for each review will be as follows:
Monday – Call for submissions for work to be reviewed. The submitted work must be work that has already been published on Naija Stories. To submit a work, please post a comment to this post with a link to the story you want to be reviewed. You can submit as many stories as you want. Please note – only stories that are works of fiction will be reviewed, in other words no poems, plays or musings will be accepted. In addition, anyone who wants their work to be reviewed should also commit to answer questions that people may want to ask about their work, so that others can benefit from the review.
Thursday – Announcement of selected work to be reviewed. Only one work will be selected for review from the works submitted. However, don’t worry if your work is not selected – you may resubmit your work in future calls for submissions.
Next Monday – Publication of the reviewed work, and discussion about the work. The work will be reviewed by Tola Odejayi. The review is not intended to be authoritative; rather, it is just Tola’s opinion of the work, and so it should only serve as the basis for a deeper discussion of the work. In other words, everyone is encouraged to ask questions about the work, ask questions about the review or make any other observation or comment that they like. Nobody knows everything; the more that we contribute in this way, the more we can all learn. The discussion will go on for as long as there are willing discussants asking/answering questions or making comments, even if there is another review running at the same time.
So if you have any work that has already been published on Naija Stories, and you would like it to be the subject of a review, please respond to this post by including a link to the story in your response (or just post the title of the story). Remember – only stories that are works of fiction; again, no poems, plays or musings. Also, if you have any questions about the review process, please feel free to ask here.
So get busy with those submissions, and let’s get the dialogue started!