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CFWriterz, a Nigeria-based literary magazine and e-book publisher, is calling for submissions for its biannual N100,000 literary award. The award—which recognizes the best submission in any genre: fiction, poetry or nonfiction—is sponsored by SOBCA Academy, a leading provider of training in anger management, emotional intelligence and mental health. The theme for this edition, the second of 2018, is “Wings to Fly,” and the deadline for submissions is 20 November 2018.

Writers published by CFWriterz have won or been shortlisted for the Awele Creative Trust Prize for Literature, the Quramo Writer’s Award, and the Biopage International Essay Contest.

Here are the award’s guidelines:

GENERAL GUIDELINES

We accept work from African writers of any background, and/or residence.

We accept work in only the English Language.

Our maximum word counts are 3,000 words for pieces of fiction and non-fiction, and 30 lines for poetry.

Please send us up to one poem at a time but adhere to the prescribed length. Multiple entries are not allowed.

We prefer to receive original work, i.e. work that has not been published before. If your work has been published before, please indicate how, where and when.

We’re happy to publish excerpts from books, scripts, etc. Please indicate whether your submission is an excerpt from your book.

Similarly, translations are welcome, as long as the source text and author are credited.

CFWriterz’ editors will select and publish a longlist in the week after 20 November.

Find out more HERE.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He sits on the judging panels of The Miles Morland Writing Scholarships and of The Gerald Kraak Prize. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. He is currently nominated for the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

One Response to “Enter for CFwriterz Magazine’s Bi-annual N100,000 Award” Subscribe

  1. Best November 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

    Hello,
    Please can one submit poetry, and fiction at the same time?

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