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…
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…
How to Enter Issue III of the 20.35 African Poetry Series
The 20.35 Africa was launched in 2018. It is an anthology of contemporary poetry targeted at pushing institutional boundaries in the African literary scene by advocating for “multiple conversations on the sensibilities of being African in a modern, global system.” Its first volume, guest-edited by Gbenga…
Have you Entered Making-Monday-Mild’s Snap Contest?
After the Christmas and New Year holidays, the next big date for #parte_after_parte for most lovers is Valentine’s Day. On that day, social media platforms are flooded with high-resolution pictures of lovebirds wear matching outfits. Expensive gifts and scented flowers are exchanged. Surprise proposals are…
Celebrating the year in essays: Nigerian Essays of the Year (2019)
Written By: Carl Terver What counts as Nigerian essays of the year? Should their quality measure up to Okey Ndibe’s “My Father’s English Friend,” Ikhide Ikheola’s “The Oga at the Top in us” and Oris Aigbokhaevbolo’s “Whose Radio Is It Anyway?” Or better still, the…
Winner of EBOquills Most-Read Guest Piece in November
We opened our submissions window in October. And ever since we have been receiving amazing entries from wonderful writers around the country and beyond. We are determined to make EBOquills a salad of literary voices and if you have not added your whisper to increase…
Seven Writing Resolutions Every Writer Who Wants to Make Money Off Writing Should Consider in 2020
I hear people say that we writers must have a boring life, which really is not far from the truth. I quite understand that not many people can get a grasp of how we cherish solitude and the succulence of its juicy silence. I mean,…
2 More Days to Enter the IPCR Literary Competition
A couple of months ago, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) made a call for entries into her literary competition thus: “The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), in its drive to use art and literature to convey the narratives of our…
$2,100 Up For the Grabs at Fountain Essay Contest
In the last few days of October, The Fountain Magazine announced its opening for her 2019 Essay Contest in an edited release thus: “We at The Fountain believe that every voice should be heard and that challenges have a capacity to offer insight into our…
Enter Retelling Africa Writing Competition to Win Cash Prizes & a Publishing Deal
The New Times, Rwanda’s leading daily has announced the opening of submissions’ window for the Retelling Africa Writing Competition which is organized by Imagine We, Rwanda. The competition is open to all African writers, poets, storytellers, novelists, and essayists. It is a great platform for…
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/