Writers need books. Young writers in particular at the formative stage of their careers require access to a wide range of literature, needed to help mound their voice. Sadly, these books are not always available or accessible for a variety of reasons, at the heart of which is funding.

It is in light of this that literary magazine Black Boy Review are launching a new project tagged The Writer’s Money, aimed at curtailing the financial inhibition faced by young writers at the early stage of their career.

They explain the initiative in detail below;

The project is a fund in vouchers for young and emerging Nigerian writers, living in the country, who are between the age bracket of 18 and 25. The funding ranges  between N20,000 to N30,000 worth of books by African authors disbursed to successful applicants twice in a year, starting  November 2021.

Applicants must have a work (poem or short story) published in an online literary magazine or blog. Successful applicants will also be required to review the books they acquired via the vouchers for Black Boy Review.

To apply, send your name, location, age, and contact details, along side a maximum of 200 words essay of why you need the book support in 200 words, to [email protected] – using “Book Grant” as the email subject.

Deadline for submissions is on 30th September each year.

Go here for more details.