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Call For Applications: The Seiyifa And Grace Koroye Writers Residency

Call for Applications: The Seiyifa and Grace Koroye Writers Residency

The Seiyifa and Grace Koroye Writers Residency, Toru-Orua, which provides a serene, conducive and state-of-the-art ambience for writers of ANA Bayelsa to complete ongoing literary works, hereby calls for Applications from interested writers for the August/September residency session. Applications must include the following: • a detailed CV, • evidence of payment of ANA Dues for the past six(6) months, • sample of literary work in progress, & • five thousand naira non-refundable application fee. The deadline for submission of applications…

18 Questions & The Beauty By Darlington Chibuzor

18 Questions & the Beauty by Darlington Chibuzor

MARCH 10 2018. 10:00 AM  YENAGOA.  We meet at Davem – me, Arabina, Romeo, and Rex. The weather is tepid today.  The sun smiles above us, a bundle of happy clouds gathers loosely around it, a bright Saturday morning. While we wait for Mrs Nikade we share handshakes, jumping into a discussion without knowing what our names are, silly ways of boys. Romeo talks about an event he had covered a week back; Arabina backs him up, gushing about the…

18 Questions: Join Me This March

18 Questions: Join me this March

This March, I would like 18 writers in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja to join me over lunch/dinner for a conversation about writing and the state of the nation. Lagos – Saturday 3rd March, 2018 Port Harcourt – Saturday 10th March, 2018 Abuja – Saturday 17th March, 2018 All events are strictly by invitation. To get an invite and join in the conversation, kindly read up Episode 1 of my online series, “The Mechanics of Yenagoa” and tell me what you think Ebinimi should do with the N500k. Do this…

Write For Love 2018: Here Come The Lists

Write for Love 2018: Here Come the Lists

After about two thrilling weeks of receiving entries from different parts of the country, finally the top 10 entries in the ongoing Write for Love contest are set to be unveiled, and the voting phase of the competition will commence in a few hours. From these lists will emerge the winner(s) of N25,000 prize money in the poetry category and N25,000 also in the flash fiction category. Arranged in alphabetical order, here are the top 10 entries in each category.…

Call For Entries: Write For Love

Call for Entries: Write for Love

So, you think you can express love. Let’s see what you’ve got! This season of love, write anything creative in poetry and flash fiction about love—what it is or can be—and get rewarded for it.   RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Entry must be original, unpublished work in English. Entry must not exceed 400 words for flash fiction and 40 lines for poetry. Entries should be sent to admin@michaelafenfia.com. Entry opens on January 16, 2018 and closes by midnight January…

Young Abia-based Doctor Wins The JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

Young Abia-based Doctor Wins the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

On December 12 2017, the call for entries into the inaugural edition of the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest was announced across all my social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. From that moment, emails with stories poured into the designated address – and climaxed on the final day, December 27th 2017. It was as though most participants had been waiting for the last day. In all, a total of 125 entries were received. For me and the…

When Christmas Rice Became Christmas Fuel

When Christmas Rice Became Christmas Fuel

There’s really so much going on in the country right now. All the controversies about the wearing of hijabs and the Nigerian legal system sparked off by Miss Firdaus Amasa, and the arrest of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Innoson Nigeria Limited, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma have got people reaching out for all sorts of ideological, political, ethnic and religious cards. It doesn’t take much really to have us scampering into camps and designing memes and GIFs for social medial campaigns.…

Call For Entries Into The JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

Call for Entries into the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

Entries are invited from all over Nigeria for the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest. This competition hopes to identify, publish and reward the best flash fiction from Nigeria. RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Entry must be original, unpublished prose work in English. Entry must begin with the sentence, “It happened last night”. Entry must not exceed 400 words. Entries should be sent to admin@michaelafenfia.com. Entry closes by midnight December 27, 2017.  Participants are not allowed to submit more than one entry…