Call for submissions

Several years since the relaunch of Eboquills, we have continued to make notable progress. And some people ask, “how come there is always something new? Our answer is, “It’s about growth. There’s always something new for those who are open to growth”

We have received and reviewed submissions from Switzerland, Zambia, Ghana, Liberia, the Philipines, India, and from all over Nigeria. All of us at Eboquills are committed to promoting contemporary African literature. We just sit in the back seat while keeping passion behind the steering. That way, there’s almost nothing that’s unachievable!

Our resolve to make Eboquills a cocktail of voices. Something like a fruit salad, with many tiny bits of different juicy fruits, is why we want to feature your poems, short stories (fiction/non-fiction), book reviews, and spoken word videos.

Guidelines for submissions

We are eager to read your work but please adhere to the following guidelines:


-must have a title

-at least thirty lines (3-4 poems)

-no specific theme

Short stories:

-Must be titled

-500-1500 words.

-For longer pieces of fiction, you can break your story into stand-alone fractions of up to 3 parts.

Book Reviews:

Books by Nigerian/African authors, especially new ones will be given priority

500-750 words

Spoken word videos

60 – 90 seconds video

Submit a pitch for your video by filling our contact form

You are to upload a FREE-TO-USE image that relates to your story/poem submitted. File size should not be more than 2MB


Whether we accept or reject your piece, we will send a notification to you within four-six weeks. IF it is an acceptance, the link will be sent in an email to the author on the day of publication. (If you include an image kindly state the source in your submission, so we can duly credit the photographer). We do not use copyrighted images, ensure to send in free-to-use images.


We can’t pay just yet but we will give a small gift to the writer with the most engaging content in random months. By the “most engaging content”, we mean the piece with the highest number of shares, comments, and views.

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