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…
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…
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…
Enter TapRead’s 2020 Visions Writing Contest
The value of TapRead’s 2020 Visions writing contest is $2,000! The winner will be going home with $1,000, the first and second runner up will have $500 and $300 respectively. Then there will be two consolation prizes of $100 each. Sounds like some good reward…
Free to Enter Writing Contests in October
Every month, we take the time to comb the internet for free to enter writing contests, zero-reading fee submissions to which you can send your work. We made no exception in October. So, yay! Get ready to enter as many of these as possible. Those…
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…
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…
Meet the Winner of EBOquills Most-Read Guest Piece of January
Caught up in the festivities of December and a personal hiatus which was more or less what I needed at the time, I couldn’t get by with reading through a pile of entries, editing, accepting contributors’ pieces in December. However, in January, we had a…
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…
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.
We loved reading your poems and it's such a delight to share them with the world.
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Two of my favorite poems "Out" and "Rooftops" have been published by @eboquills.
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Do check them out!
Celebrated #writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page, here's how to enter.
Write a 100-word response to her short story, OLIKOYE, and win 50k! Details below: