The 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature

The African Indie Writers Review (AFIRE) ejournal is happy to announce The 2019 Linda Ikeji Prize for Literature. This is going to be an annual event. The Prize: N1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) The Need: African Indie-Writers Review (AFIRE) is an e-journal strategically positioned to hold out a hand to new, contemporary and audacious African writers …

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Free and Financially Rewarding Opportunities for Writers

The June 2019 edition of “Writing Life Essentials,” a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have …

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OPEN MIC

IT IS OPEN MIC GUYS Are you a Poet, storyteller, artist or musician looking for an audience to listen and enjoy your original piece? Custodians of African Literature COAL is creating an expressive and safe space for others to enjoy and critique your work. Come early, register to perform and wait for your turn. Date: …

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MINI SAGA CHALLENGE

To celebrate 2019 International Women’s Day, we are delighted to team up with Caprecon Foundation for a mini saga writing contest on the theme ”Balance for Better”⠀ How to Participate:⠀ 1) like @coalng and @caprecondevelopmentfoundation pages on facebook  2) mail your fifty word story to custodiansofafricanliterature@gmail.com 3. Top five stories selected by our judges would …

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Coal Founder Patience Andrew becomes an Atlas Corps Fellow

Literature has been imperative in society as an active tool of advocacy forcivil melioration. Once again, it proves true as COAL founder enlists with theAtlas Corps fellowship program. The social activist, poet, on-air-personality,has shown commitment in using and providing the platform for literaryexpression towards development and innovation. The very plinth COAL rests on. Patience Andrewhas …

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