17 Jul, 2024

Longlist – Saraba Manuscript Prize 2016

The longlist for the fiction category of the Saraba Manuscript Prize has been announced. The following 10 titles, drawn from over 70 submissions, will be considered for inclusion in the shortlist: 1.God of Weeping Skies 2.Sister Dear 3.Beyond the Beautiful Sea 4.IJGB and Other Stories 5.Cross-Stitched 6.We Won’t Fade Into Darkness 7.Mosaic: Stitches of Stories […]

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The Mogford Literary Prize For Food and Drink

Prize: £7,500. Winning Story will be turned into audio for the Story Player Deadline: 6th March, 2016 The Mogford literary prize invites stories up to 2,500 words which reflect the theme of food and drink. This call  is for the fourth annual prize, and the £7,500 award will be presented during the FT Weekend Oxford […]

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Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship: Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, in-country transportation, and 50% of international travel expenses. Deadline: 01 March, 2016. The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation has announced its ninth annual summer fiction writing seminar. The Sozopol Fiction seminar will run from 9th June, 2016 and close 13th June, 2016. in the ancient town of Sozopol, Bulgaria. According […]

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Bahati Books Calls For Submissions

Have you completed your manuscript? Surely, you’re looking for a home for it. Bahati Books is now accepting submissions from budding and professional writers, especially those who are interested in publishing their manuscripts in e-book format. What are kind of manuscripts are they looking for? Works must be at least 10, 000 words. They also […]

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WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE 2016

The Writivism short story prize has opened for submissions. Last year was quite an eventful year. One of my friends, Nnedinma Jane Kalu, made the shortlist with her beautiful story, Social Studies. And Pemi Aguda won with Caterer, Caterer. I really enjoyed reading Caterer, Caterer, too. Organised by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE)., […]

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Short Story Day Africa Prize 2016

Have you been actively writing, or have you been looking for a writing prompt to spur you? Short Story Day Africa has announced the latest challenge. You’re expected to write a short story (on the theme of migration) in 3000 – 5000 words. Submissions will open 1st June 2016 and end on 31th July 2016. […]

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An Introduction To Screenwriting: Free Online Creative Writing Course

Ever dreamed of writing the screenplay of a blockbuster movie? Oh well, here’s your chance to take a free online course put together by the University of East Anglia. Introduction to screenwriting This free online course will introduce you to the basic elements and key concepts behind a professional screenplay. The course will last for […]

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