Deadline Extension & Introducing the Judges for the Dec. 2019 Collins Elesiro Prize

We are pleased to announce the extended deadline for submissions for the December Magazine issue, with the theme, “Dawsk.” All submissions now end on the 5th of November, 2019. For the issue, we are watching for pieces that stretch the imagination on seasons, on what happens during transition, on the idea of living in liminal spaces.
We will consider submissions in the poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories. The top three winners receive up to N100,000 and an e-publishing deal. To enter, submit a fiction or nonfiction prose up to 3,000 words, or a poem of considerable length. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as the team is notified of acceptance elsewhere immediately.
CFWriterz’s mandate is to tell the best of African stories and encourage the reading culture of Africans. We publish writings from all over Africa and across various genres.

MEET THE JUDGES

Gloria Mwaniga Minage is a Kenyan writer, editor and high school teacher who writes literary articles for the Saturday Nation and The East African newspapers. She has authored five children’s books with Longhorn Publishers and Moran Publishers, Kenya.
Gloria is a 2017 Ebedi International Residency Fellow and a Summer Literary Seminar (SLS) Nairobi Workshop Attendee. She has been shortlisted for the Writivism Short Story Competition and the Morland Writing Scholarship. Gloria also served as national coordinator of AMKA space for women writers and as 2018/2019 judge of the monthly flash fiction competition, 100WordsAfrica.
Gloria’s work has appeared in the Johannesburg Review of Books, Ebedi Review, Munyori Literary Journal, Praxis Magazine, Fresh Paint Anthology, and Sundown Anthology.
Gloria is represented by Storm Literary Agency and is currently working on a young adult novel.

Harriet Anena is a poet, short story writer and essayist from Uganda. She is the 2018 co-winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for her debut poetry collection, A Nation in Labour. Anena’s short stories have been nominated for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2018) and Short Story Day Africa Prize (2017, 2018). Her latest works appear in New Daughters of Africa, 2019, an anthology of writing by women of African descent, edited by Margaret Busby. She blogs at anenah.wordpress.com

Jide Badmus is an electrical engineer, inspired by beauty and destruction; he believes that things in ruins were once beautiful. Jide explores themes around sensuality and healing. His literary philosophy is wrapped around ambiguity and brevity.
He is the author of There is a Storm in my Head, Scripture, and Paper Planes in the Rain; curator of Vowels Under Duress and Coffee poetry anthologies. Badmus writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can reach him on twitter @bardmus, IG @instajhide, and email jidebadmus@gmail.com

Michael Emmanuel is an Associate Editor at Praxis Mag Online. He was shortlisted for the 2017 edition of Okike Prize for Literature in the prose category, and his works have appeared on Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, Praxis Mag Online, and in Kreative Diadem’s Rebel 2019 issue. He was the winner of the Quramo Writers Prize in 2018. When not writing or reading, he keeps up with basketball and writes on Instagram @elumike_works. He lives in Lagos and is currently a Chemistry student.

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