December 2019: The Collins Elesiro Prize

CFWriterz is pleased to announce the call for her December Magazine issue, with the theme, “Dawsk,” a merger of the words, ‘dawn’ and ‘dusk.’ The theme is inspired by Erhu Kome’s book.

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 winner receives N100,000 and an e-publishing deal, while the two runner-ups will be awarded e-publishing deals. 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.

Winners of the June 2019 Award were announced earlier in August. The Freedom Magazine is sponsored by Collins Elesiro and Crystalinks Edu, UK.

Prizes:

  1. Cash remuneration of up to N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira).
  2. E-Publishing contract worth N60,000 (Sixty Thousand Naira) for the top 3 entries. Read about our digital publishing here.
  3. Widespread readership of 7000+ online readers audience worldwide. Kindly recommend your friends to join our Elite readers here. 
  4. We publish shortlisted entries in the “Freedom” Magazine (Digital & Print format which can be purchased worldwide from popular online book stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Nook and the others) run by the cfwriterz community. The authors that appear in the print version will receive personal copies.

Guidelines for Submission

Entrants may submit up to 1 previously unpublished poem, and up to 3,000 words for fiction and non-fiction.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. However, writers must notify us if their work is accepted elsewhere. Work in translation is welcome. We encourage writers to check our June 2019 Magazine to understand the kind of writing we love.

Deadline for Submissions: October 30th, 2019.

The decisions of judges are final and cfwriterz retains the right to accept or reject entries. A nomination process would allow readers to support the decision of judges.

To submit your entry, use the form on our MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS PAGE. We do not accept submissions in any other way.

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