Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services

Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services

The progress of any nation is inter-twined with the quality of the imagination of the people and Lumina Literary Agency has taken up the mandate to contribute to the sustenance of both the quality and quantity of Nigerian writers. It is this self-imposed cultural agenda that necessitated the birth of Lumina Literary Agency (one of the subsidiaries of the Lumina Foundation) in Nigeria. The new agency is poised to aggressively scout for new and undiscovered talents, edit manuscripts, and provide publishing opportunities and publicity as a means of promoting these writers.

The relationship between creative enterprises and commercial enterprises may not be very obvious in a society such as ours, and in such interesting times we live and produce. What is visible is the amount of creative resources Nigeria as a country is blessed with. These resources as we can perceive need nurturing and careful mentoring. It is on this premise that Lumina Literary Agency has chosen to search, edit, and publish talents as our entry point into the business of imagination and imageries. The Agency will be working in collaboration with Oracle publishers in Lagos, Nigeria. It is interested in adult fiction, collections of short stories, children’s fiction, and Poetry. At least one of each of these genres will be published every year.

Lumina Literary Agency will also provide editing and proof-reading services at the rate of N300 (naira) per page. However, writers selected for publication will not pay for anything. In due course, more information can be obtained at:

To kick off its activities, Lumina Literary Agency hereby calls for short stories of not more than 2,500 words from Nigerian Writers. Other African writers living anywhere in the world can also submit their stories. Sixty of these short stories will be selected and their authors will be invited for a workshop in Lagos in July 2012. At least one Nobel Laureate will be one of the facilitators of this workshop.

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2012. After the workshop, further selections would be from the work done at the workshop and these will be published in three collections. Royalty will be paid to the authors in the published collections accordingly. Reading sessions and short tours will also be organized to give the authors and their work ample publicity.
For submissions and for further inquiries, contact the coordinators: and

Ogochukwu Promise and Unoma Azuah

13 thoughts on “Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Here’s some good news for our literary scene, thank God people are beginning to sit up and pay attention to our declining state of affairs …

  2. As in…things are really looking good for authors these days…I just hope all these agencies put their money where their mouths are!!!!

    Well done!

    1. @seun-odukoya, see? I knew you must have seen this…

      1. @banky

        Yeah. Obviously life swallowed me up.

        Thanks tho.

  3. great work. my hat off for these two sweet literary babes. am on board.

  4. Seun, I feel you. Remember how we were disappointed at that last….

    1. Yeah man…it was just so…

      Guy…when are we seeing again?

    2. Abeg, I no mind details about this experience you and @SeunOdukoya had, wetin happen??? Send me a message if you prefer.

      1. Nothing there o, Scopes. We went and it was so long and soooooo boring….some self-loving writers came and kept telling us how incredible they are….

    3. They keep coming up, but we don’t hear any testimonies yet *sighs*…Hope dey sha, make we dey aplly dey go.

    4. They keep coming up but we don’t hear any testimonies yet *sighs*….Hope dey sha, make we dey apply dey go.

  5. i hate it when i must pay for my literary works.

  6. great- though i saw it late. hope they will be another opportunity

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