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Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2018 and How to Apply Online

Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2018 and How to Apply Online

Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2018

According to Wikipedia, Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion with signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language, but a tool used to make languages be read.

As an emerging writer, there are several things that can get you discouraged. From creating your niche to a desperate search for a publisher while accepting crazy criticism.  The truth is that you need to go through all these as well as do several checks and rewrites to hope for an acceptable work.  Here are various competitions you can enter for! We wish you success!

List of Writing Competition in Nigeria.

1. Nigeria Prize for Literature: The Nigeria Prize for Literature is sponsored by Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas, NLNG for  Nigerian writers at home and in diaspora. Entries are accepted  under four major categories;  prose, poetry, drama and children’s literature.

2. The Flash Fiction Award: The Flash Fiction Award sponsored by Etisalat was established to encourage and inspire creativity and to cater for the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the continent.

The winner will receive one thousand Pounds, an iPad and a published e-book and  two runner-ups will receive five hundred pounds and an iPad each. Stories with a maximum of 300 words are to be submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Webpage. Entries open in September 2018.

3. Farafina Trust Creative Workshop: You may also apply for Farafina Trust Creative Workshop in 2018. This event is a 10- day workshop for emerging writers hosted by Chimamanda Adichie and other award winning authors. A literary evening of readings which is open to the public, will be held at the end of the workshop on July 2018. This is an opportunity to know what it is about and get the inspiration to apply next year.