Enter The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part each year, it is an important way to recognise achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing. For…
Writing Contests to Enter this June
We made a list of writing prizes and contests you can enter this June. Guess what? These prizes are mostly free to enter so all you have to do is just write and beat the deadlines. Christopher Hewitt Award. The award showcases outstanding responses to…
How Does A Heart Break Twice? – Chimamanda Speaks On Losing Her Mom
Recall that on 1st March, Grace Ifeoma Adichie, mother of Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi, passed on, only eight months after her husband’s death. The sad news was made public weeks ago and no doubt it has been such a difficult time for the family. In the…
New Book Alert: (S)kin Folk By Tochi Onyebuchi
Fiction Advocate is set to publish Tochi Onyebuchi’s latest book (S)kin Folk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah on April 13th. According to Onyebuchi, his new book, “use(s) critical analysis of Americanah as a pretext for writing about my political education, my love life, Palestine, Paris, and…
Writing Prizes & Contests to Enter This April
Prizes and awards do not define the quality of a writer. They are the icing on the cake. The cake — our written works published in literary magazines or stashed on our computer — is the true success, but icing wouldn’t hurt anybody. Winning writing…
Writing Contests to Enter in March 2021
For many, nothing spurs creativity as much as deadlines do. Like I always say, we are all temporarily superhuman in the face of deadlines. Include a reward for beating the deadlines, and you have just created the biggest motivation for any writer. Here are some…
Grace Ifeoma Adichie, Mother of Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi, Passes On
Barely eight months after Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lost her father, Prof. Adichie in June 2020 at the age of 88, her mother, Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie has gone in the way of our ancestors. Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie at the time of passing was 78…
Three More Days to Submit to Lolwe Issue 3
Lolwe is currently accepting submissions for its third issue. Lolwe accepts fiction, essays, poetry, and photography from African (living at home or in the diaspora), and Caribbean artists. It is only three days before the submissions window for Issue 3 slams shut but you may…
Enter The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021
The competition is organized by the Alpine Fellowship, a charity project with the broad aim of promoting culture and the arts. The Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021 is worth £15,000! Prizes • 1st place: £10,000• 2nd place: £3,000• 3rd place: £2,000 Theme for The Alpine Fellowship…
7 Writing Contests to Enter in February 2021
Getting your work out is one of the preoccupations of a writer. We are constantly in search of a ‘home’ for the poems, stories, and non-fictional pieces we invested hours into creating. This is because the world will not trace us to our quiet writing…
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The poem, "Sugar on wet Sand" by Omodero David, is experimental and daring. The poet is set to take the #poetrycommunity by storm and our fingers are crossed.
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
Read story here: https://eboquills.com/2021/05/01/along-came-love-a-short-story-by-zubair-hassan-baba/
"...I am the voice of reason,
That dance not to the deceitful tone
Of political eloquence and propaganda
I am the voice above religious hypocrisy and sycophancy
Truth is my warrant and change is my cause..."
Who Hears Me? By Etim Bassey Onyam
Read here: https://eboquills.com/2021/04/24/one-poem-by-etim-bassey-onyam/