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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

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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

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2015 Creative Writing Workshop – Nigerian Society Of Authors

NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF WRITERS (The training arm of the Nigerian Society of Authors) In collaboration with Association of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Nigeria  Present CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP THEME: THE FUNDAMENTALS AND TECHNIQUES OF CHILDREN LITERATURE Topics to cover include: Aesthetics of Children Literature Getting approval for your children books at the Ministry of … Continue reading 2015 Creative Writing Workshop – Nigerian Society Of Authors

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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

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My Local Church

I don’t like going to local churches ,saying this will make you think am picky,of course I’m and I will tell you why. Last Sunday experience was off the hook Earlier today I woke up from the wrong side of my bed, that’s if I ever had a wrong side, but what woke me up was a boomy knock on my door.it was my mum,she was all set for their local Church and the name which I don’t want to reveal,but it is a real local Church. With the morning pleasantries, she said majiri get ready you are coming to Church with me, refusing would have been a mere talk because she was determined and I said to myself local experience, I don’t want anymore but thought that I can do with it only for today, since I woke up from the wrong side which I don’t have and I need a good guffaw to straight my muscles. So I  got ready and we were up for Church. On reaching there the service has already began.my dad dropped me,my mum and baby sister before he zoomed off.my mum told me to carry my little sister and I sat four seat at the front from her.while sitting a young man walked to the Church and sat close to me,I said hi to him only then I knew he was a stammerer. A glimp of smile came across my face and I knew the guy was trouble. Before the real service began a man stood at the pulpit and announced that,if there is anybody who can play a keyboard and to my surprise the stammerer stood up,I nodded and said in my mind “yea this is trouble”.the young man was ushered to the altar to play the keyboard. To cut the long chase,after the usual church activities at the middle of the pastor’s sermon,who was a short muscular man only his face signifies an animoulistic anger in him. He raised a music and while he was singing the keyboardist who is no other person but the stammerer was trying his possible best to play to the song,but the organ wasn’t in rhyme. So the pastor signalled him to play in accord to the music and in a minute later the pastor said it loud in the microphone”can’t you play this organ”?To my own view the stammerer was already infuriated and that was the truth. Suddenly the pastor change the music and dancing towards the keyboard, with force while hitting it he said aloud in the microphone Tap,Tap the Keyboard Tap it.With a furious anger the keyboardist place his hand uunder the piano as he tries to stand up and the next minute the keyboard was smashed on the pastor’s face. Immediately my kid sister pee on my trouser,I rushed out to where … Continue reading My Local Church

Guess and Win an Easter Gift – [Family Secrets : Who Did It?]

Guess and Win an Easter Gift – [Family Secrets : Who Did It?]

Hi Everyone! First of all, i want to wish everyone  a Happy Easter Celebration in advance and i want to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been following this series, The Family secrets. I hope it was as thrilling and suspense filled as you hoped it to be. Also, i want to … Continue reading Guess and Win an Easter Gift – [Family Secrets : Who Did It?]

KOLA Awards and Magazine 2014

KOLA Awards and Magazine 2014

partnering with The African street Writer and Miles Morland Foundation, KOLA Initiative organized a night of celebration and recognition at the KOLA Awards 2014 (Centenary Edition) held at Sheraton Hotels on the 7th of December, 2014 as Kids & teens with Outstanding Leadership Abilities (KOLA) Initiative chose to recognize the creative, innovative and leadership abilities … Continue reading KOLA Awards and Magazine 2014

Once Upon A Scourge –   (collection Of Literary Works In Commemoration And Celebration Of 2014 World Aids Day)

Once Upon A Scourge – (collection Of Literary Works In Commemoration And Celebration Of 2014 World Aids Day)

WRITERS AND ARTISTS AGAINST AIDS AND TOBACCO SMOKING In collaboration with AZA WRITERS AND ARTISTS MOVEMENT CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ONCE UPON A SCOURGE – (COLLECTION OF LITERARY WORKS IN COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF 2014 WORLD AIDS DAY) HIV/AIDS WRITING CONTEST FOR YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSIONS The call is opened for young writers between … Continue reading Once Upon A Scourge – (collection Of Literary Works In Commemoration And Celebration Of 2014 World Aids Day)

Hiv/Aids Painting And Writing Contest For Young Nigerian Artists

Hiv/Aids Painting And Writing Contest For Young Nigerian Artists

WRITERS AND ARTISTS AGAINST AIDS AND TOBACCO SMOKING In collaboration with AZA WRITERS AND ARTISTS MOVEMENT CALL FOR PARTICIPATION   HIV/AIDS PAINTING AND WRITING CONTEST FOR YOUNG NIGERIAN ARTISTS Are you a young artist between the ages of 10 and 35 Of a lover of paintings? Here is an opportunity for you to participate In … Continue reading Hiv/Aids Painting And Writing Contest For Young Nigerian Artists

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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

Ibadan Book Club Set To Launch “Constantine’s Confession”

Ibadan Book Club Set To Launch “Constantine’s Confession”

IBADAN BOOK CLUB SET TO LAUNCH “CONSTANTINE’S CONFESSION” In a press statement recently released by Mr. Giwa Olayiwola the National Coordinator of Ibadan Book Club, disclosed that its proposed book launch will take place on the 22nd of November 2014 at the Alliance Francaise Hall, Seventh Day Adventist, Iyaganku, Ibadan by 12:00 noon. The Special … Continue reading Ibadan Book Club Set To Launch “Constantine’s Confession”

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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

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All For Big Brother Africa

The Nigeria-South Africa relations may be facing the cadillac of its existence since the end of apartheid in 1994. It showed recently in the decision of the South African government, promising to return the $15 million arms deal money it earlier seized from Nigeria, though no timeline of when the seized money will be returned … Continue reading All For Big Brother Africa