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Naijastories.com was created to connect readers to Nigerian writers online, providing an avenue for networking and critique. We really hope you enjoy reading their stories and are inspired to be more creative and productive. You can register to be part of this site and our community. The administrators will be regularly sharing stories, writing news and opportunities, contests and announcements.

The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry

The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry Writers have two months to enter their short story. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. The Prize is awarded for the best piece … Continue reading The 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entry

Winners For The #ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers

WINNER: Green – Ardah Second Place: Remedy dinner – Kunle Ladi Ologunro Third place: Other Side of the Sun – Kellyshor The winner gets 50,000 NS points which is equivalent to 10,000 Naira in cash. 1st runner up gets 25,000 NS points which is equivalent to 5,000 Naira in cash. 2nd runner up gets 25,000 … Continue reading Winners For The #ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers

Shortlist For The #ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers

At this stage of our latest contest, we have finally been able to select the shortlist of 5 stories that stood out for the judges. There were 12 entries all of which met the guidelines of the contest. Though the judges wished we had received more posts, we were duly impressed with the quality of some … Continue reading Shortlist For The #ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers

The Credibility of a Book is Only as Good as the Author

The Credibility of a Book is Only as Good as the Author

Of all the buzzed about topics in the world, oil and energy generally rise to the top of the list. While monitoring the trends and developments in the industry is a relative simple task thanks to the internet, social media, and television coverage, books remain a way for authors to connect with readers looking for … Continue reading The Credibility of a Book is Only as Good as the Author

#ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers – Extended To April 30

NaijaStories is pleased to present an online writing contest in recognition of new writers. This contest aims to create awareness to upcoming writers who have joined NaijaStories of a new level of professionalism that the site requires. Writers through this contest are given opportunities to put fort their best work and effort. This contest should … Continue reading #ChallengeMe Contest For New Writers – Extended To April 30

Winners – ‘Minority’ Story Flash Fiction Contest

We have finally come to the end of the Minority Story Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the ShortSharpShot website, in conjunction with Naijastories.com The organizers of the contest have now launched their website, and they have also selected and published the winning stories. Check out their website HERE. AND THE WINNERS ARE – FIRST PRIZE … Continue reading Winners – ‘Minority’ Story Flash Fiction Contest

Shortlist For The ‘Minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

We have finally been able to collate the judges scores to select the shortlist of 10 stories that stood out for the judges. Winners will be announced on the 24th of November, a week from now. Please read the stories and share in the comments what you agree with the judges on, and which story … Continue reading Shortlist For The ‘Minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

Longlist – The ‘minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

Longlist – The ‘minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

  THE LONGLIST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND WITH LINKS) Note – Entries on the Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba tribe were disqualified. Longlisted are stories that met the word count, were free of typos and infused culture. Shortlist will be announced in 2 weeks time. 1.       A DIFFERENT STORY By Omotayo 2.       A TWENTY NAIRA GOODBYE By Damilola … Continue reading Longlist – The ‘minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

The ‘Minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

  ShortSharpShot.com in association with Naija Stories, The Green Heritage and Visual Eyez Multimedia, proudly presents an online contest in commemoration of the 54th Independence Day of Nigeria. This contest aims to help Nigerians better appreciate their collective cultural wealth through the power of exceptional storytelling. THE CONTEST Adamu. Emeka. Funmi. We engage everyday with … Continue reading The ‘Minority’ Story Independence Flash Fiction Contest

Changes to the Naija Stories Points Reward System

Changes to the Naija Stories Points Reward System

Hello members, As you know, Naija Stories was formed with a view to encouraging Nigerians to read more, write more and enjoy themselves while doing so. This is why since our inception, we have launched various initiatives to reward people for doing so. One of these initiatives is the point system, where if a member accumulates … Continue reading Changes to the Naija Stories Points Reward System

New Lagos Book Club Meets Sunday June 29 – 3pm

A book club with a twist. The event features book-lovers reading passages from their favourite books. Be part of the critical analysis and the rousing critiques. This highly interactive social event will provoke ideas and challenge the norm- from sex to love to culture and tradition, humour and adventure; there’s a lot to share. Several … Continue reading New Lagos Book Club Meets Sunday June 29 – 3pm

Buy Affordable Paperback Novels And Have Them Delivered Anywhere in Nigeria

Buy Affordable Paperback Novels And Have Them Delivered Anywhere in Nigeria

We are pleased to announce our market places on several online platforms are now live, bringing our books to a wider audience all around Nigeria. You can now buy your favorite books still at the same affordable prices from Konga, Kaymu and 3AL. This is in addition from buying direct from our online store at … Continue reading Buy Affordable Paperback Novels And Have Them Delivered Anywhere in Nigeria

Call For Submissions – The Farafina Creative Writing Workshop

The Farafina Creative Writing Workshop, a ten-day writing workshop sponsored by the Nigerian Breweries PLC, will run from August 5 to August 15 2014. The workshop will take the form of a class. Participants will be assigned a wide range of reading exercises, as well as daily writing exercises. The aim of the workshop is … Continue reading Call For Submissions – The Farafina Creative Writing Workshop