Join CNA’s #StartReadingByReading Challenge To Win N50,000
On January 15, 2021, celebrated and widely read Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page. According to the award-winning writer, this challenge and giveaway is not just her first monetary giveaway but it was inspired by a…
Apply For the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellowships
Applications opened on January 1, 2021, for the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellowships. The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. It is for writers who have not yet…
Writing Contests to Enter this January
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…
Call for Entries: 2021 K & L Prize
The K and L prize, founded and sponsored by New Zealand based Nigerian writer, Myles Ojabo, awards $1000 (New Zealand) to the best piece of unpublished fiction. Now in its third edition, the 2021 K & L prize 2021 has thrown open its submission windows….
How To Enter Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, 2020
In a statement by Pamilerin Jacob, the coordinator of the Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, the call for submissions was necessitated by the desire of Nigerian NewsDirect to fulfill its long-term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry. The prize money totals N150,000. The first prize…
Got a Manuscript? Submit to PIN Chapbook Series 2020
Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the commencement of the third edition of the PIN Chapbook Series. The PIN Chapbook Series was initiated in 2018 to engage the upsurge of interests for poetry writing and reading amongst the younger generation. Tagged “Rainbow of…
How to Apply for The Tampered Writing Workshop
The Tampered Press in collaboration with Prince Claus Fund and British Council presents a virtual writing workshop for poets and storytellers across Africa. The virtual workshop is slated to take place from 7th to 9th January 2021. It will be facilitated by some of the…
Enter the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, 2020
The Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, 2020 has opened its windows for submissions for the prize which is presently in its ninth year. According to the announcement made yesterday, the “Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers in collaboration with Something for Everybody Ventures (SFEV), hereby invites Nigerian…
Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, Wins Best of the Best Award, Women’s Prize for Fiction
One of Nigeria’s most widely read writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named winner of Best of the Best Award, Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. The book which landed her this prestigious award is one of our all-time favorite novels, Half of a Yellow Sun….
Opportunities for Writers: Nov-Dec Deadlines
For many writers, nothing spurs creativity like deadlines. Like we 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 contests and…
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/