Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

PRESS RELEASE

Brief

Narrative Landscape Press is pleased to announce this illustrator competition for Nigerian women illustrators. The winner of this competition will get a chance to work with a renowned author on their first children’s book. And there is a cash prize of N100,000—an advance on a possible future contract to work on this book.

Eligibility

Nigerian and female of any age. Nigerian being defined as having at least one Nigerian parent.

Guidelines

The illustrator instructions below will act as a guide. Please follow them as inspiration for your illustrations. We are looking for realistic, true, quirky, beautiful—yes, you guessed it, we do not know exactly. But we will when we see it. So, send us something true to you. The only rule is that the characters are Nigerian. Each illustrator can send in two versions of their submission. Let us see your range.

Send your illustrations as PDFs or JPEGs (email-friendly sizes, please) to competitions@narrativelandscape.com with the subject line reading Illustrator Competition [your name] on or before August 25, 2019.

The winner of the competition will be announced before the end of September 2019.

Illustrator Instructions

SN Instructions Notes
1 Family sitting room

Mummy getting ready for bed. Wearing pyjamas. Standing over daughter and Daddy.

Daughter playing on floor with Teddy and other toys.

Daddy is on the floor joining daughter in playtime.

 

Character profiles:

Daughter: Nigerian toddler. Female. Playful.

Mummy: Thirty-something, professional, middle-class Nigerian mother.

Daddy: Early forties, Nigerian, middle-class.

Teddy: Daughter’s stuffed teddy bear.

2 Family sitting for dinner

 

Character profiles:

Daughter: Nigerian toddler. Female. Playful.

Mummy: Thirty-something, professional, middle-class Nigerian mother.

Daddy: Early forties, Nigerian, middle-class.

Grandpa: Middle-aged – elderly Nigerian.

Grandma: Middle-aged – elderly Nigerian.

Teddy: Daughter’s stuffed teddy bear.

Enquiries should be directed to competitions@narrativelandscape.com.

Tags:

About Otosirieze Obi-Young

View all posts by Otosirieze Obi-Young
Otosirieze Obi-Young, writer and journalist, is Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an 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 the curator of 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 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 and English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Chimurenga’s Broadcast & Book Launch at The New School (NYC) Will Explore African American Participation in & Cultural-Historical Complexity of FESTAC ’77 | 23-25 October

FESTAC '77 - graph

Press release: Chimurenga at The New School, NYC | 23 -25 October 2019 From 23–25 October 2019, Chimurenga will install its Pan […]

Children of Virtue and Vengeance | Read an Excerpt from the Second Novel in Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orisha Trilogy

tomi adeyemi- children of virtue and vengeance - graph

A few months back, Adeyemi unveiled the cover for Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second installment in her Legacy […]

Otosirieze Obi-Young Talks Brittle Paper’s Support for Queer Writers in Literary Hub Profile

Otosirieze Obi-Young

Brittle Paper‘s deputy editor Otosirieze Obi-Young was recently profiled on Literary Hub. The October 3 feature is titled “On a […]

Book Review | Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia’s The Son of the House | Ikhide Ikheloa

Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia - The Son of the House - image from Not Your Normal Lady

Triumphant Tales of Many Daughters in Houses of Hurt The smell of last night’s ora soup had clung to the […]

Jude Idada Awarded 2019 NLNG Prize, for Children’s Novel Exploring Sickle Cell Disease

jude idada wins nlng prize

The Nigerian writer and filmmaker Jude Idada has been awarded the 2019 Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Prize for Literature, […]

Bernardine Evaristo: Your Guide to All Eight Books by the Booker Prize Winner

bernardine evaristo by jennie scott - graph

While better known in the African literary scene as the founder of the massively influential Brunel International African Poetry Prize, […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.