26 May, 2024

Joshua Sule – Why I Think The World Needs More Writers

From the beginning of time, there has been an influx of knowledge passed on from one generation to the other. The beauty of nature coupled with the unarguable blessings of human existence carries within them so much that can be offered to the present generation and generations to come. This bevy of knowledge, if untapped […]

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Call for Submissions: FEMRITE Residency

Apply for the 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers! FEMRITE is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers which will be co-hosted with Karavan, a Swedish literary magazine, with support from the Swedish Institute. The 10-day writing residency will take place, in Kampala, in February […]

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Are You A Writer? Enter The Nine Dots Prize For A Chance To Win $100,000

Hello Fellow Writer, Do you want to win $100,000 for writing a 3,000-word essay? Then  you should consider applying for the upcoming Nine Dots Prize and a proposed book outline. The winner will get a huge pile of cash, and the chance to write their proposed book. The recently announced Nine Dots Prize seeks to […]

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Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award 2023: Scholarship applications now accepted!

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2023.   Eligibility Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 26, 2023 is eligible to apply. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the […]

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Call For Submissions/ Ake Arts And Book Festival

This is an opportunity every writer should consider . Get to work. . Write, re-write edit and submit. In anticipation of its 2016 edition, the Ake Arts and Book Festival is delighted to announce a call for entries for Ake Review, our annual journal. The theme for Ake Arts and Book Festival isBENEATH THIS SKIN. Centered on […]

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What Makes A Good Story By Charles Opara

Most times, as writers, we discuss the art of writing but we don’t say much about the art of storytelling or story crafting. A lot of us are good writers, but the real breakthrough starts with storytelling. Because it is what takes your writing from raw art to real entertainment. If writing is artistic expression, […]

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