Category Archives: Publishing Tips

Getting Paid for Writing

Getting Paid for Writing

It is every writer’s dream to earn from his writing. Even readers admire Shakespeare’s mastery. Many people today want to be Chimamanda, or NoViolet, or that Kenya’s writer who won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003, Yvonne Owuor. Others like me want to be Danielle Steel, or Barbara Bradford, or some other celebrated […]

Call For Entries –  Abstinence (Collection In Celebration And Commemoration Of World Aids Day)

Call For Entries – Abstinence (Collection In Celebration And Commemoration Of World Aids Day)

WRITERS AGAINST AIDS AND TOBACCO SMOKING CALL FOR ENTRIES –  ABSTINENCE (A COLLECTION OF POEMS, ESSAYS, PLAYLETS, INTERVIEWS, SHORT STORIES, ESSAYS ON HIV/AIDS) IN CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION OF WORLD AIDS DAY GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION Poetry Minimum of 40 and Maximum of 50 Lines. It must be double-line spaced On any form – Epic, Ode, Epistolary, […]

SYNW Online Poster Library And Database Uploaded

SYNW Online Poster Library And Database Uploaded

Society of Young Nigerian writers in conjunction with the Society for Microsoft Practitioners uploaded three online poster libraries and database of authors across the world which was named after three outstanding Nigerian writers – Late Professor Chinua Achebe, Late Professor Ola Rotimi and Professor Wole Soyinka. The three uploaded projects are: Prof. Wole Soyinka Online […]

Call for Submissions – Anthologies By The Society of Young Nigerian Writers

Call for Submissions – Anthologies By The Society of Young Nigerian Writers

Voices of Freedom: Anthology of Poems to Mark Nigeria’s Independence The Society of Young Nigerian Writers is calling for submissions from young Nigerian poets residing in Nigeria and outside for Rhythms of Truth: An Anthology of Poems to Mark Nigeria @ 53 Independence which will also be dedicated to Prof. Kofi Awoonor who recently lost […]

Commonwealth Prizes Update – 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Prizes Update – 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

15 Aug 2013 Commonwealth Writers has re-focused its prizes to concentrate only on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Commonwealth Book Prize. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative from the Commonwealth Foundation. Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging […]

Call for Submissions – Cordite Books

Call for Submissions – Cordite Books

Cordite Books, an imprint of Lagos, Nigeria based Parrésia Publishers Ltd, is calling on African writers of quality Crime Fiction to submit manuscripts. The winning manuscript will be published by Cordite Books and will receive a US$1,000 prize. Edited by award winning author, Helon Habila, Cordite intends to tap into a growing market for spy […]

Black Letter Media Call for Submissions

Black Letter Media Call for Submissions

It is said that ‘Until the lion learns to speak, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter’. Our vision, therefore, is to give voice to the lion by publishing stories that challenge, move, excite, inspire and enthrall readers. Africans have been telling stories around the fire since the beginning of time. Africa […]

The Clip: Call for Submission

The Clip: Call for Submission

  The Clip, a monthly print magazine, is accepting submissions for publication.   Length: 1500-2500 words for prose pieces. Occasionally we could consider serialisation of extremely long pieces if we find your work stunning and cannot but publish every word of it. Categories: Environment, youth, literature, sports, health, information technology, politics, entertainment, and lifestyle. Genre: […]

So you think you can write for children? Participate in the SLCF Series

So you think you can write for children? Participate in the SLCF Series

If you are a young Nigerian between the ages of 11 and 21 and believe you can write children’s literature, what are you waiting for? Participate in our 2013 competition for young writers like YOU! What you stand to gain? ————->>>>>PUBLICATION. Entries are invited for the 2013 annual competition organized by the Splendid Literature & […]

University Of Ilorin Prizes For Literature: Winners Emerge

University Of Ilorin Prizes For Literature: Winners Emerge

Winners have emerged in the recently concluded Literary Contests organized by this foundation for the undergraduates of University of Ilorin, Ilorin. They are: Winner, 2013 UNILORIN/Esiaba Irobi Prize for Poetry   MARCUS ADENIYI OLAOLUWA (600Level, College of Health Sciences) Gone, What I Wanted, Exam Blues and Every Good Thing Will Come   Winner, 2013 UNILORIN/Kunle Alabi Prize for […]