30 May, 2024

WHO WE ARE

Creative Writing News is the #1 online literary platform dedicated to writing and publishing. We empower writers at all stages of their journey by providing the tools and resources they need to flourish in the global creative economy

OUR MISSION

We believe everyone deserves to build a successful writing career. That’s why we promote wider access to creative writing and literary education, building a diverse and inclusive space since 2010. We support writers at all stages with the resources and networks they need to hone their craft, amplify their voices, and compete in the global creative economy.

WHAT WE DO

At Creative Writing News, We:

Democratize Access to Creative Writing Education.

Hone Writers’ Skills with Guidance from Writing Experts. 

Publish News, Interviews, Book Reviews and Every Info You Need To Excel In Writing And Publishing.

Foster A Thriving Community of Writers and Publishing Stakeholders

IN THE PRESS AND BOOKS

“Creative Writing News is the most reliable educational resource blog for stakeholders in the writing industry..” – Feedspot

“Creative Writing News is designed to help all writers succeed in their endeavors. From writing tips to free-to-enter writing contests, creative writing news keeps members of the literati up to date with news, opportunities and more.” – Nancy Stohlman, author of Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction (2020) and six other books.

 “(Creative Writing News) is worth a visit for any writer, not just those interested in learning how to write, It has been—and is still—one of the leading writers’ blogs in Africa.” – Black Pride Magazine

 “A site focusing on helping those who want to earn money from their writing.” – Writers and Authors: A Practical Career Guide.

“[Creative Writing News] opens up and presents the writer with a variety of publishing opportunities from dark fantasy to comedy.”– Content Refined

THE CREATIVE WRITING NEWS TEAM

CHIOMA-IWUNZE-IBIAM-AT-CORNELL

CHIOMA IWUNZE-IBIAM

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Creative Writing News, is a Lecturer in Cornell University's Creative Writing program in the Department of Literatures in English. She has a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and an MFA from Cornell University. Her research interests include: Creative Writing Pedagogy, Literary History and Theory, Maternal Interiorities, Immigration Fiction Genre, and Digital Humanities. In 2023, Chioma received the James McConkey Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Award, and the David L. Picket '84 Summer Fellowship. A proud alumna of Chimamanda Adichie's Creative Writing Workshop, Her Works Have Attracted the Support of Esteemed Institutions like Fidelity Bank, Goethe Institut, FEMRITE, Karavan Sweden and others. At the Nigerian Writers Awards, Chioma was named Literary Blogger of the Year and 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 in 2016 and 2017 respectively. She was Featured in Bookshy Books’ 56 Years of Nigerian Literature: 56 Nigerian Women Writers. Her Debut Novella was featured in Brittle Paper’s Six Hottest African Romance Novels for 2015 list.

CHIZITEREM-CHIJIOKE

CHIZITEREM CHIJIOKE

a Creative Writer, Marketing and Communications Professional. Having Bagged a B.Sc in Mass Communication from Ajayi Crowther University, She is a Member of the Editorial Team at Creative Writing News and serves as a Junior Creative Director at That Good Media. She won First Place at the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2023 and was Shortlisted for the Agbalumo Micro Fiction Contest 2022. In 2023, She was a Guest Facilitator at the Art of Fiction Writing Masterclass. In 2024, She will Facilitate a Writing Workshop for the Applicants of “Made to Love Foundation” Debut Essay Writing Contest. Chiziterem’s Creative Interests are in Literary Fiction and Romance. She is Passionate About Supporting Emerging Writers and Making a Lasting Impact in the Writing Industry.

KELECHI OKORO

KELECHI OKORO

She is a Content/SEO Writer, and Digital Marketing Specialist at Creative Writing News. She has a Profound Love for Literature, Her Research Interests Include: African Poetry, Art, and the Legacy of Ancient Civilizations, the Role of Technology in Shaping Journalistic Practices, Exploring African Identities through Literature, History, and Art, the Impact of Podcasts in the 21st Century and Intersections of Poetry, Art, and Historical Echoes. Her Work has Appeared in Victorious Magazine, Inkwell Magazine and Elsewhere. She is a Hubspot Certified SEO Writer And Digital Marketer. Also a 2020 Alumna of Modern Training Institute, Kelechi, who is about to study Journalism in The University of Uyo, Nigeria, is working on a novel that Addresses Themes of Cultural Exploration and Integration along with Identity and Self-discovery.

EMMANUELLA-OMONIGHO-OGBEIDE-OKOH

EMMANUELLA OMONIGHO OGBEIDE-OKOH

EMMANUELLA, Serves as a Member of the Editorial Team at Creative Writing News. Emmanuella is a Digital Creator and a Storyteller, who has a B.ED in Adult Education Professional from the University of Benin. Her Research and Writing Interests Center on Stories From Africa by Africans, Women And Girls, and Edo Myths and Legends. Emmanuella’s Debut Novel ‘Stars in a Beautiful Night' Won Second Place in the 2020 Phoenix Quill Competition, and in 2021, it was published. In 2022, She was Among the Five Participants of the Mo Issa Writing Workshop Organized by Writers of Ghana. Passionate about Helping Writers, Emmanuella Works as an Editor and Video Creator with the Hybrid Book Publishers, Phoenix Awards Book Publication (PABPUB), and an upcoming Literary Magazine, Arokin. She Currently Interns with Roving Heights Bookstore as a Participant of Cassava Republic’s Being Black in Publishing Initiative. Emmanuella Also Plays Golf, Watches Anime and Enjoys Learning the Japanese Language.

SIXTUS NNAMDI EMECHETA

Sixtus, is the Server & Web Administrator at Creative Writing News. He's a seasoned ICT consultant with a deep understanding of the intricate dance between technology and user experience. For over two decades, He has honed his skills in crafting websites that not only captivate the eye but also drive results. From building blogs and e-commerce platforms to optimizing websites for peak search engine visibility. He's proficient in a range of programming languages and frameworks. He is passionate about pushing the boundaries of web development, constantly exploring new technologies and trends to stay ahead of the curve. He is also a writer. Some of his works are "The ABC's of Digital Marketing, and Website Creation for Small Businesses - Practical Guide."

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