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To mark the 2017 World HIV/AIDS Day on December 1, Vanguard Literary Services, a bookselling company in Nigeria, has called for entries for an anthology of “contemporary short stories and poems that explore HIV/AIDS and sex education,” to be published on that day. It would be made available for free downloads.

This anthology is open to writers worldwide and will be edited by the Nigerian writer Nonso Anyanwu, who runs the firm. In an email to Brittle Paper, Anyanwu stated that “the aim of this project is to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS and to help orientate those young boys and girls who are lost in the complications of their sexual organs.”

This is not the first time Anyanwu would be curating a project like this. In February of this year, we published Love Stories from Africa, a collection of brief stories by writers across Africa, with an introduction by Helon Habila. In February 2016, we published Gossamer: Valentine Stories, 2016, another anthology of love stories, by Nigerians. Both were edited by him.

Here are things to note.

  • Word limit: 2,500
  • Formatting: 12 point, Times New Roman, single line spacing, with author’s name written below the title.
  • Submit as a Word attachment in word format to vanguardliteraryservices@yahoo.com
  • Deadline: 25 October, 2017
  • Successful entrants will be notified by 30th October, 2017.

 

NOTE: Brittle Paper has no stake in this project or in its promotion. All questions should be directed to the email included in the announcement.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, an academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017). His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He is the curator of the ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016), focuses on cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies and Pop Culture, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. When bored, he just Googles Rihanna.

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