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The Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) is calling for applications to its second editing workshop, supported by the British Council Nigeria and Quramo Publishing Limited. Themed “Editing for Magazines and Digital Platforms” and planned for 26–27 June 2019, facilitators include Today’s Woman magazine founder & editor-in-chief Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Ktravula blog founder Kola Tubosun, Omenana magazine founder & editor Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu, and marketing specialist & art photographer Enimien Etomi.

Founded in 2017 by Narrative Landscape Press co-founder Anwuli Ojogwu, who is its Executive Director, and Kachifo Limited managing editor Enajite Efemuaje, who is its Director of Training, the Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) was created to support aspiring and professional editors, through provision of training and resources, to develop their skills. Members of the Lagos-based organisation include professionals in fields such as broadcasting, digital media, legal services, communications, public relations, and academia. The organisation provides training and resources for professionals to increase their proficiency in editing.

From the press release:

The workshop is for those who desire to write or edit for print and digital magazines, or design their own magazines or understand how to launch a successful website. At the end of the workshop, participants will create their own unique magazine concept by learning the entire process of planning, creating, writing, and developing editorial content for print or online platforms.

The training will explore a broad range of subjects from how to design an editorial mission, using digital tools to advance your craft, how to write content for blogs, websites, and interviews, a fool proof guide for generating unique content ideas, and developing editorial tools to meet required standards.

Interested participants are encouraged to apply such as bloggers, journalists, content developers, vloggers, and those involved in digital platforms.

For information on how to apply, send an email to training@sbmen.org.ng, or a WhatsApp message to 08120055823.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. 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. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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