Monday, November 10, 2014


I am so excited to announce that Ankara Press will be having a pre-launch event at the Lagos Book and Arts Festival. My romance novel, Finding Love Again, is one of the six on the Ankara Book series, and will be discussed at the festival. Entry is free as is stated in the flyer on the left. I hope you'll attend.

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Monday 15th December 2014, Ankara Press and all six of our wonderful romance novels will be launched.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Huge Blogger Recruiting Reporters and Photographers

Are you a professional reporter, photographer or both? Then you might be interested in sending an application to Lindaikeji's blog.

ALL applications should be emailed to:


Thursday, October 9, 2014


Are you interested in writing short prose and satire?
Then apply to attend a one-day workshop on Friday 14 November, 2014. There are only twenty slots for selected participants, so you must send in your best work. Elnathan John will be sharing tips and lessons on writing and improving short prose, both fiction and non-fiction. He will also be talking about how to write effective satire. 
Venue: Abuja, Nigeria. *other details of the venue will be communicated to selected participants.
Cost of workshop: Free. However, participants will be expected to commit to staying for the entire program, from 9am to 5pm (with a one hour lunch break).Don't apply if you cannot stay till the end of the workshop.
Age limit: 18 and above.
Note: There is no provision for transportation or accommodation. Selected participants will be expected to bear their travel and/or accommodation costs. 

How to apply?
Simply send an original sample of prose, (whether fiction, non-fiction or satire), only one page long. As Elnathan says, "the shorter, the better."
Also attach a single-paged application letter. Email both  to Don't forget to write "Workshop Application" in the subject heading.

Deadline for applications: 25th October, 2014.
Selection will be based solely on the writing sample. You are advised to send in your very best sample. Only selected participants will be contacted. 

For enquiries, send an email to:

Elnathan John's prose has been published in Per Contra, Evergreen Review, Otis Nebula, The Caine Prize for African Writing anthologies 2013 and 2014, and ZAM Magazine. He has a weekly satire column in Sunday Trust Newspaper and contributes to Chimurenga's The Chronic. He was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2013 and has a novel due to be published in 2015 by Cassava Republic Press. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

2014 Awele Creative Trust Award

Submission Guidelines

  • Do not submit previously published work for the ACT award
  • Entries must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words. 
  • E-mail submissions to and
  • Only one story per author will be considered.
  • Submissions should include a cover note with the name, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of the author
  • Only works of fiction are allowed
  • There is a cash prize of N50,000 for the winning author and a six month online writing course with an ACT mentor
  • Works translated into English from any Nigerian languages are eligible. Should such a work win, N20,000 of the prize money will go to the translator. However, the writing course is offered n English only.
Entries will be accepted from September 1 – November 1, 2014

A shortlist of 5 will be announced on January 5 ,2015

Winner will be announced on January 20, 2015

Authors retain copyright of their work.


I'm excited. My short story, Hopeville, is up on Maple Tree Literary Supplement.

CLICK TO READ or go to

I hope you enjoy reading it.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


You have two months to enter the 2015 commonwealth short story prize.

Entry is free. 
Deadline: 15 November 2014.

Submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014.

The overall winner gets £5,000. Regional winners are entitled to £2,500.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize encourages you to write and submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words.

You are also encouraged to read the interviews and writings about the short story on the commonwealth website.

Good luck.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Opportunities for Writers

If you have been writing and looking for opportunities such as grants, residency programs, free online writing courses and writing contests, then you should visit Aerogramme Writers' Studio.

I rarely recommend sites, but this on has a lot to offer. So what are you waiting for? Just CLICK HERE.

Good luck.