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Introducing SPROUTERS . . . grooming young Nigerian girl writers

Introducing SPROUTERS . . . grooming young Nigerian girl writers

SPROUTERS is an annual mentorship project, running from January to December, that was launched to groom young Nigerian girl writers on the art of creative writing. Through a maximum mentorship ratio of 1:5, girls between the ages of ten and eighteen will have their creative talents harnessed by experienced female writers. SPROUTERS is non-profit, therefore is … Continue reading Introducing SPROUTERS . . . grooming young Nigerian girl writers

The Septavalent Stone, Chapter by Chapter critique request….

The Septavalent Stone, Chapter by Chapter critique request….

  Hello guys, It’s me with my wahala again oh. Okay the first book I published on Amazon Kindle is called THE SEPTAVALENT STONE, right. Okay, I really enjoyed writing the book, and without sending it to an editor, I got it published. Now most of my Nigerian readers seem to have no problem with … Continue reading The Septavalent Stone, Chapter by Chapter critique request….

Query Letter for THE OTHER CHILD.

Hey guys, so after incorporating most of your comments and taking others into consideration, I went ahead and sent it to an editor to clean it and trim it of the excess fat. I only received a week ago and have been working on it. I suddenly thought of writing a query and after much tinkering … Continue reading Query Letter for THE OTHER CHILD.

Emotion Press – A Nigerian Publishing Company

Emotion Press – A Nigerian Publishing Company

1. What type of publishing is your company? Traditional or Author investment? Emotion Press works with different imprints. Omojojolo books is dedicated towards publishing quality books with the Author’s investment. Our self publishing mode is quite different from any other. – We don’t publish just any manuscript. – The manuscript passes through the normal traditional … Continue reading Emotion Press – A Nigerian Publishing Company

Ten (Very) Basic Principles of Rewriting

I love fiction. I read one short story a day and at least two books a month. I say this not to boast, but so that you believe me when I say I can recognise good fiction when I see it. Polish is one of the key elements separating good, mediocre and foul. Polish comes … Continue reading Ten (Very) Basic Principles of Rewriting

How to achieve financial success when self publishing

How to achieve financial success when self publishing

Writing and selling a book successfully must be about one of the most difficult professional tasks in today’s competitive world. As I have found out from my own experience there are many things that can prevent you from hitting it big as an author and bad marketing is one of them. Creating a bestseller doesn’t … Continue reading How to achieve financial success when self publishing

Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services

Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services

The progress of any nation is inter-twined with the quality of the imagination of the people and Lumina Literary Agency has taken up the mandate to contribute to the sustenance of both the quality and quantity of Nigerian writers. It is this self-imposed cultural agenda that necessitated the birth of Lumina Literary Agency (one of … Continue reading Lumina Literary Agency: Nigeria based Author Services

Beyond Covers Writing Workshop (Online)

Beyond Covers Writing Workshop (Online)

Papered Glory (Nigeria) in collaboration with Image Genius Creations invites interested participants to the Beyond Covers Online Writing Workshop. The online workshop is driven by the need to promote knowledge of basic writing skills, provide participants with a template to develop and hone their creative interests and to ensure that participants understand the basics of … Continue reading Beyond Covers Writing Workshop (Online)

Parresia Literary Agency – Nigerian based Author Services

Parresia Literary Agency – Nigerian based Author Services

1. Which genres do you represent? What do you offer to your clients Parrésia is interested in Fiction mainly with emphasis on adult fiction and children’s fiction written by Nigerian writers. We also have a bias for new writers who are unpublished as we believe the present fiction market can do with a bit of … Continue reading Parresia Literary Agency – Nigerian based Author Services

Call For Manuscripts

Call For Manuscripts

Melrose Books and Publishing was conceptualized in February 2010 and began operation in January 2011. It was founded on the basic principle of introducing new ways of publishing through innovative and modern methods of creating content that would make learning easier, interactive and interesting to the reader or user. In addition to our educational books, … Continue reading Call For Manuscripts

Five JALAA Writers for Book Reading

Five JALAA Writers for Book Reading

5 Writers, Jude Dibia, Odili Ujubuonu, Uche Umez, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo and Igoni Barrett of the Jalaa Writers Collective will be reading from their works; addressing questions about publishing in Nigeria and what a Writers’ Collective may offer, and what Jalaa Writers Collective offers. Date: Saturday August 13, 2011. Time: 3pm. Venue: Freedom Park, Broad Street, … Continue reading Five JALAA Writers for Book Reading

Guest Editor – Ikhide Ikheloa reviews stories by three NS Members

Guest Editor – Ikhide Ikheloa reviews stories by three NS Members

Editor’s note – Ikhide had a chat with members of Naijastories (read the transcipt) and at the end, he agreed to read through and give his thoughts on stories by three members that were part of the chat. Also, for those on twitter, you may have noticed his tweets on some stories, some he liked … Continue reading Guest Editor – Ikhide Ikheloa reviews stories by three NS Members

Lessons from the Farafina Workshop

Lessons from the Farafina Workshop

Short Note: Hey my dear Naija Stories people. I recently had the great pleasure of being a part of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop which ended Saturday, July 2, 2011. It was simply divine. There really is no other way to put it. It was and will remain one of the most beautiful and … Continue reading Lessons from the Farafina Workshop

Will Authorhouse promote my poetry book?

Will Authorhouse promote my poetry book?

INTRO These posts are reproductions of some emails and FB messages I’ve received since being published. I hope you find my replies useful and I’ll take further questions in the comments. I’ll also appreciate those with further info to share with us too.     Hi, I’m from India. I was looking to publish my … Continue reading Will Authorhouse promote my poetry book?