Category Archives: Contests

WRITE Now!

Dear Friends, The deadline for the 1st Willows WRITE Contest is fast approaching. Your story must be entered and paid in full by 6AM Nigeria Time Sunday 27th, May, 2012. We are accepting original entries of up to 5,000 words from all aspiring writers for the 2012 Willows WRITE Contest. We welcome entries from especially … Continue reading WRITE Now!

A Touch of Spice for NaijaStories and WorldReader Short Story Contest

A Touch of Spice for NaijaStories and WorldReader Short Story Contest

  NaijaStories.com is pleased to announce the first in a series of online writing contests in collaboration with Worldreader. The theme of this edition is “A Touch of Spice”. Naijastories and Worldreader are seeking steamy love stories from a Nigerian or African Perspective. One of the things we’re looking for is a great and entertaining … Continue reading A Touch of Spice for NaijaStories and WorldReader Short Story Contest

Kwani? Manuscript Project – New Prize for African writing

Kwani? Manuscript Project – New Prize for African writing

To celebrate the African novel and its adaptability and resilience, Kwani Trust announces a one-off new literary prize for African writing. The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The top 3 manuscripts will be awarded cash prizes: 1st Prize: 300,000 … Continue reading Kwani? Manuscript Project – New Prize for African writing

Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

PRIZES Best Story written for ages 8-11 years $1000 Best Story written for ages 12 -15 years $1000 Promising writer below age 18 years: $800 Outstanding stories are connected with publishers all over the world. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Eligibility The author must be a citizen of an African state or a dual citizenship holder (a copy … Continue reading Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

Association of Nigerian Authors opens entry for 2012 prizes

Association of Nigerian Authors opens entry for 2012 prizes

The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has begun receiving entries for its 2012 literary prizes for writers home and abroad. The association in a statement signed by its Secretary General BM Dzukogi said it has reviewed the report of the ANA Prize Committee and has decided to suspend about 12 prizes in various categories owing … Continue reading Association of Nigerian Authors opens entry for 2012 prizes

Yoruba Literature Writing Competition

Yoruba Literature Writing Competition

SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS   In collaboration with AFRICAN HERITAGE RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE YORUBA LITERATURE WRITING COMPETITION For Writers using Yoruba Language to write between the ages of 15 and 40. The competition is organized by the Society to rekindle the interest of Young Writers writing in Yoruba language in Nigeria. Also … Continue reading Yoruba Literature Writing Competition

Christmas Nostalgia Contest – And the Winner is…

1. Aunty’s Chicken – WINNER 2. White Memories – RUNNER UP 3. Mama Efon’s Last One – SECOND RUNNER UP 4. Cowards and Christmas Chickens 5. Christmas Ride Gone Gaga   Congrats to all these guys, you are really all winners. Your points will be credited to you, and you can redeem them according to payment guidelines by the … Continue reading Christmas Nostalgia Contest – And the Winner is…

Christmas Nostalgia Contest – Voting Results and Final Round

The Polls are closed now and you can view the Results on the Polls Page. Also, the editors scores have been combined with the percentages from the polls to give the top 10 entries which will proceed to the last round. Therefore, the following stories have been sent off to our Guest Reviewer Ikhide Ikheloa … Continue reading Christmas Nostalgia Contest – Voting Results and Final Round

The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

NaijaStories.com is pleased to announce another online writing contest titled “The Christmas Nostalgia Project”. The purpose in running this particular contest is to encourage the writing of Narrative Non-fiction and also celebrate the season. While we love the massive increase in the number of fiction pieces submitted to the site, there is just something heartwarming … Continue reading The Naijastories Christmas Nostalgia Writing Contest

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012

Submit an Entry The commonwealth short story prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from 2000 – 5000 words. Submissions must be made by the author of the short story in order to meet eligibility criteria. Regional winners receive £1,000 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Open for entries from 18 … Continue reading The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012

Profile of Second Round Judges

Profile of Second Round Judges

Today is the final day of the second round voting for the My Best Nigerian Book Contest. You have till the end of today Thursday 29th July to campaign for the last of the popular votes. The scores from the Judges are coming in. Keep an eye on this space for more information on the scores, total votes and the entries that make it to the last round.

Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

Thanks once again to all those that took part in the My Best Nigerian Book writing contest. The entries for the competition are now closed. Twenty-five entries were received featuring no less than fifteen Nigerian Books, including Elechi Amadi’s The Concubine, Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple … Continue reading Second Round – My Best Nigerian Book Contest

My Best Nigerian Book Contest

My Best Nigerian Book Contest

NaijaStories.com, in partnership with Farafina Books, Cassava Republic and Dada Books, is pleased to announce another online writing contest titled “My Best Nigerian Book”. The purpose in running this particular contest is to encourage and inspire everyone to read more Nigerian books. Our Partners are publishers in the business of making available and promoting books written … Continue reading My Best Nigerian Book Contest