I’ve Got Some News!

Hello there,

Today I’d like to share some news with you.

My story has been published in Obsidian’s latest general issue. You may order your copy and back issues here! If you read it, please let me know what you think about it! 😊

 

The second piece of information I’d like to share, is about the scholarship award I’ve recently received from the Iceland Writers Retreat. I am grateful and excited! You can bet that I’ll be sharing my experience in Iceland, so watch this space! You can read the announcement here.

 

That’s it! Thank you for reading!

Apply for the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship!

Miles Morland, Creative Writing, African Writers, Writing Scholarships,

From June 30th to September 30th 2018, applications will be accepted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. The scholarship will endow fiction recipients with £18,000 (over twelve months) and non-fiction with up to £27, 000 (over eighteen months).

Requirements

  1. Applicants must be born in Africa or have both parents born in Africa.
  2. Entry excerpt must be a published work (literary fiction) of up to 2000-2500 words that has been offered for sale, with proof of publication.
  3. A 400-1000 word proposal for the work they intend to write. This work must be up to 80,000 words for a full-length book (collection of short stories or collaborative work not allowed).
  4. Official documents showing that the applicant or parents were born in Africa.
  5. A brief bio of 200-300 words.

This scholarship is non-residential and scholars will be responsible for their accommodation during the scholarship. Please the FAQs and Entry Requirements for more details.

 

Good Luck!

4 Opportunities for Filmmakers, Artists, Writers and People of Colour.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center: 2019 Arts/Industry Residency Application

Deadline: May 31, 2018

12 artists will be selected for residencies in pottery and foundry. No experience with clay or cast metal required, a genuine interest and willingness to learn new skills is key. Continue reading “4 Opportunities for Filmmakers, Artists, Writers and People of Colour.”

Hunger Mountain: Call for Entries

Hunger Mountain, journal of the Vermont College of Fine Arts is now accepting entries for its 23rd issue. Simultaneous entries are allowed. Themes are yet to be announced, but feel free to submit your best work in the meantime.  A $3 fee applies in each category.

Fiction

Submit stories no more than 8000 words “with characters who are alive and kicking, storylines that stay with us long after we’ve finished reading, and sentences that slay us with their precision.”

Poetry

Submit “truly original poems that run the aesthetic gamut” between one to five poems within a file.

Young Adult and Children’s Literature

Picture books, young adult and Young Adult crossover work acceptable (in text form).

 

See more submission details here.

Good luck!

5 More Days to Go: Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

Got a poem ready for submission? Entries for the Loraine Williams Poetry Prize close on May 15. Simultaneous entries not allowed. Submissions may include “no more than a total of ten standard pages in 12-point or larger type”.  The winning poem will be announced by August 15 and will appear in the Spring Issue of the following year. “All submitted poems will be considered for publication in The Georgia Review; any selected will be paid our regular poetry honorarium of $4 per line.”

See submission guidelines here

Announcement: Book Tour of Lawrence Amaeshi’s Sweet Crude Odyssey

Hi there!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the tour of Lawrence Amaeshi’s expository novel, Sweet Crude Odyssey. The tour will come here, lolaopatayo.com, on Thursday, 3rd of August, 2017.

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Here’s a brief description of the book:

In the international market, they call it sweet crude – crude oil with low sulfur content. It flows in the oil rich Niger Delta region and is targeted by oil thieves, who siphon it from the pipelines and sell to the highest bidder.
Crude oil black market is staked with blood and immense wealth, encircling rich barons in international cities and savage militants down at the Niger Delta creeks. This is the world Bruce Telema is lured into. Spurred by desperation and pulled by the allure of immense riches, Bruce plunges into this dark abyss of betrayal and destruction, striking illicit million dollar deals and battling security forces and rival militants. But steadily, even as he outruns poverty and gains a fearsome reputation in the oil cabal, death, karma and the law stay close on his heels.

 

Authors photo

Lawrence Amaeshi writes prose fiction and non-fiction. His first novel, Sweet Crude Odyssey, was published under the Prestige label of Kachifo Ltd. His book has been featured on Vanguard, Kirkus, Clarion, Creative Writing News, Reader’s View amongst other renowned literary review critics. He is rounding off a long-distance learning novel-writing course in Stanford University. He lives in Lagos with his wife and kids. He is working on his second novel.

Be sure to join us, and get your​ questions ready for the author. You might also win a free copy in the giveaway!

Remember, it’s Thursday, the 3rd of August, 2017, see you then!