AKO Caine Prize, 2020: Read Shortlisted Stories here.
Earlier today, a 5-man shortlist for the AKO Caine Prize, 2020 was announced. In 2019, this prize was won by Lesly Nneka Arimah and it is such a joy to learn that three Nigerians made the list! According to the judges, the five shortlisted stories,…
7 Literary Platforms Open to Submissions, 5 are Open all Year Round
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…
Writing Contests to Enter in May
The stay-at-home order is taking longer than we expected and it is draining for self-employed people and those who just reared their heads out in the entrepreneurial path. For most of us, if not all, writing is so much of a side-job or a pastime….
Got New Writings? Here’s a List of Contests to Enter!
The stay-at-home order necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has left some writers with more reading time and of course, writing time. If you have just completed some new pieces of writing or edited old poems, works of fiction, essays, etc, here’s a number of contests…
The Quramo Writers’ Prize, worth 1M is Open for Submissions
The Quarmo Writers’ Prize is free to enter for all writers who can put together a manuscript of 30,000 words in the next few months. Whether you have been working on something or you just got this new story idea, this might just be that…
Enter the Spirit First Poetry Contest to win $450, No Entry Fee Required
Poetry Contest with a Deadline in March, 2020. Free to enter.
100k up for the grabs at Tush Magazine Writing Contest
Submissions are now open for the 8th edition of the Tush Magazine Bi-Monthly Writing Contest. The contest since inception has allowed more participation and we are keen on getting more participation from young writers resident in Nigeria. “Like the previous editions, the most essential take from…
8 Must-read Expository Interviews with Prominent African Writers
I have been combing the internet for interviews with my writer-crushes as well as hunting for new African writers and poets to add to my reading list. And I found these eight amazing interviews which were everything expository and inspirational. Now I know why Soji…
Enter Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest, February/March, 2020 Edition
Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers is now receiving entries for the February-March 2020 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). The theme is ‘FRIENDSHIP’. “Of a truth, there are very few things that we can really say have as much an impact on our happiness and enjoyment…
In "One Last Prayer", Victor Femi-Lawal, @vickthurfl01, weaves a moving requiem for victims of the Lekki massacre. He describes that night as the night when "blood ...seeped from the scourged skin of October the 20th.
#poetrycommunity #poems #TBThursday
Our #wcw this #Wednesday is Amanda Gorman @amandangorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, who recited a #poem at the inauguration of President @JoeBiden & V.P @KamalaHarris
Amanda inspires many young #poets around the world.
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.