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Recommended Stories You Can Read Online, Featuring Stories by Erica Sugo Anyadike, Adorah Nworah, and Helon Habila.

In the introduction to “The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallunt”, she wrote: “There is something I keep wanting to say about reading short stories. I am doing it now, because I may never have another occasion. Stories are not chapters of novels. They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant...

New Awesome Book Alert: Ẹ̀fọ́ Rírò and Other Stories by Iquo Dianaabasi (Available For Pre-order).

From Parrésia Publishers—the publishers of T. J. Benson’s We Won’t Fade into Darkness, and Onyeka Nwelue’s The Beginning of Everything Colourful—comes this very beautiful book by one of Nigeria’s very notable poets and performers, Iquo Dianaabasi. Like you, we are hungry to hold Ẹ̀fọ́ Rírò and Other Stories in our hands and savor the richness...

Shenandoah is Accepting Poetry Submissions/ How to Submit (Pays: $100)

Shenandoah is Accepting Poetry Submissions/ How to Submit (Pays: $100) Until the 15th of December, Shenandoah—a magazine that has being around for over six decades, and that has published works by the likes of Ezra Pound, William Faulkner, and Flannery O’Connor—is accepting submissions of poetry for their fall issue. The magazine, which is now published...

Nobrow Short Story Competition/ How to Apply (Prize: £3750 + more)

A press that’s known for their visual publishing and their dedication to producing beautiful books, Nobrow has called for entries for their short story competition. The competition is worth over $4500, and is for a short story or creative non-fiction piece of not more than 3000 words on the theme of “The Censor”. According to...

Adda Calls for Submissions on ‘Climate Change’/ How to Submit (Prizes: Publication)

The online magazine of Commonwealth Writers, Adda, calls for submissions for new writing on the theme of ‘Climate Change’. They are accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The deadline for submissions is the 31st of January, 2020. Who is Eligible to Submit: Anyone who is a citizen of a Commonwealth country. There is no entry fee....

Modifying Your Sahara: A Poetry Masterclass with Kaveh Akbar.

It’s 1:49pm. I’m in a mini-bus going to Ikoyi from CMS, trapped in a hold-up. I’m sweating underneath my shirt, and I’m reading Adroit Journal’s latest issue. Over and over, I’m reading these lines from Erika Meitner’s “Missing Parts”: “Hillary, I’m sorry about yr friend who killed himself—sometimes this world is too much to hold...

The Laura Kinsella Fellowship/ How to Apply (Prizes: £4000 + more)

One of the new awards that was launched by The National Centre for Writing (NCW) on Monday, the 25th of November, 2019. The Laura Kinsella Fellowship will be awarded to one “exceptionally talented early career writer of fiction” who has been experiencing “limiting circumstances” or whose voice is one that is underrepresented in mainstream literary...