Sentinel Nigeria is open to entries for the All-Africa Short Story/Poetry Competition. The quarterly writing
The Short Story competition is now open. Interested writers can send submissions. Deadline for submissions is September 15th 2012. Awards/Prizes: First prize: £300; Second prize: £150; Third prize: £50 You are advised to read the guidelines carefully to avoid disqualification. Stories must be original and previously unpublished. Word count must be between 1,000-5,000 words. Entries … Continue reading
SEPTEMBER 5 Today, I was conceived….. shhhhh!!!, my parents don’t even know about this. Like a tadpole I made mum’s womb my pool. OCTOBER 25 I’m one month and twenty days old today but they still don’t know that I am here. My hands and limbs are growing; my ears are beginning to pick a … Continue reading
Read and download A. Igoni Barrett’s short story, ‘The shape of a full circle’ here.
Read and download Tolu Ogunlesi’s short story, ‘The Terrorist who almost drowned a city’ here.
After all these years, it is funny that people still do not know how to deal with me. They try to hide the fact that I remind them. They go out of their way to be nice, like niceness is going to wipe it all away. It’s alright that they remember, I remember too. … Continue reading
For any writer, the short story is the perfect medium. While writing a novel is a Herculean task, just about anybody can craft and, most importantly, finish, a short story. That does not mean that short stories are easy to write, though, and it certainly doesn’t mean that they aren’t as artistic and valuable as … Continue reading
Short story writer, editor and author of the short story collection, The Son of your Father’s concubine, ‘Seun Salami, is proud to announce his first writing competition – End the Story. The competition which is proudly supported by Bookvine, publishers of ‘Seun’s book, is basically aimed at challenging the creativity of young Writers of African … Continue reading