For National Youth Service Corps Members Only
It was as I walked past some excited Corps members practicing some exotic dance steps that the idea occurred to me. What better way for Corps members to chronicle their experiences and impressions than through one of the oldest form of art known to civilised man?
This is the maiden edition of this anthology and we plan to make it continuous. We would like a representation of and from every state with these three basic genres; Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction. We expect thought provoking work from all writers as only these will be considered.
Only serving corps members are eligible to send in their works (2012-A, 2012-B, 2012-C and 2013-A are the eligible Batches).
Poems: Submit up to 3 poems of 30 lines or less, or a long poem of up to 60 lines.
Fiction: Submit Short Stories up to 2000 words long.
Creative Non Fiction: Maximum word count- 2000
All materials must be in English Language, we may however accept poems written in Nigerian languages provided appropriate translations are attached.
Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Full name, state of origin, higher institution attended, call up number, state code, contact phone number, e mail and other necessary information must be included.
Contributors should paste the genre they have written on in the subject box with the main work and title pasted in the body of the mail…no attachments please.
Entry Closes: April 2, 2013.
Proposed Release Date¬— September 9, 2013
Contributors will stand to gain a lot from getting visibility for their works to getting a little token for their effort AFTER the anthology must have brought in profit.
Owners of works chosen by our panel of judges will be contacted for further editing and bio by our editors.
Due to various problems associated with paperback, we have at present decided to stick with only an electronic version of the book -e book- once it is done. However, we may still put out the paperback in the future.
We would also expect contributors to be active in promoting the book once it is out online too.
Remember, there is a writer, an activist, a peace maker in all of us. These written pieces might even be brought to bear on individuals on whom decision making lies.
Roll out your pen and start scribbling away.
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