Five Tips on How to Write a Winning Entry for NSPP 2020
About two weeks ago, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) opened submissions for the 2020 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP). And the Prize is worth N500,000.00 this year! That’s some good money, and indeed a great reward for undergraduates who write poetry. If you are a Nigerian…
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…
How to Effectively Combine Writing With a 9-5 Job
Writing, for many is a pastime or at most, a side job. Hence, most people do their regular 9-5 jobs before they get a chance to scribble a few hundreds of words. The rest, who cannot do anything productive after a long day, prefer to…
27 More Days to Submit to adda, the Commonwealth Writers Online Magazine
Free to enter writing contests of 2020.
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…
6 Cheap Gifts to Give Your Favorite Writer-friends this December
Many of us have favorite writers, poets, storytellers on various social media platforms and it is even more adorable to have your favorite writer as a friend who leaves down the street. If a writer spends a minimum of 5 hours per week to write,…
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…
What Female Writers Should Do To Make Their Menstrual Periods Less Painful
Some women experience difficult menstrual periods. From horrible mood swings to painful cramps to puking and stooling. This a list of discomforts women, including female writers, deal with for 5-7 days every month. Imagine if these difficult days coincide with when you have a list…
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…
Here are some #writingcontests and prizes you can enter your work this month. These prizes are FREE to enter, so all you have to do is just #write:
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Our #MCM for the week is Saddiq Dzukogi @SaddiqDzukogi. His collection of poems, “Your Crib, My Qibla”, has earned rave reviews since its recent publication.
Award-winning poet, Ilya Kaminsky, describes it as a “stunning, memorable book”!
You had your voice,
yet silence was your outburst ..."
In this #poem, Ojo Emmanuel writes about loss, grief, and the long painful journey to healing. It is a sad, sensational poem & worth the #read.
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