Friday, April 13, 2012

Call for Entries for Proposed Free Creative Writing Course: Society of Young Nigerian Writers

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers welcome entries from Young Nigerian Writers between the ages of 15 and 35 who resides in the country or abroad. This contest is organized in order to make a free and simple creative writing correspondence course by e-mail for upcoming and aspiring young Nigerian Writer. The fifty shortlisted entries, mainly poems, short stories and one act plays will be transformed into the Society’s proposed Free Creative Writing Correspondence Course by e-mail. Entries are free. A writer can only submit one work per genre.

MODE OF SUBMISSION

Poetry

Form: Sonnet, Lyric, Ode, Ballad, Epic, Dirge – not less than 40 lines
Language: Entries must be in English Language

Drama

Form: Comedy, Tragedy, Tragi-comedy, Farce – One Act Play
Language: Entries must be in English Language

Prose/Short Stories

Form: Fiction, Science fiction, detective, horror – 1000 words
Language: Entries must be in English Language

ELIGIBILITY

• Entrants must be between the ages of 15 and 35. The following information must be included:

1. Age
2. Telephone Number
3. Address
4. Short Profile
5. Web link of works
6. Where he/she heard about the contest
7. Short comment/advice on the proposed course.

• Submit entries online to: societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com

• Submission deadline: May 31st, 2012.

• Individual participant should include his/her letter of permission to make use of his or her entry(s).

BENEFITS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

• Award of Certificates of Participation to all participants

BENEFITS FOR ALL SHORTLISTED PARTICIPANTS

* Award of Certificate of Excellence + 1 year free membership of the Society (Automatic Associate Membership if unpublished), (Automatic Full Membership if published).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

• To promote creative writing and works of Nigerian Writers between the ages of 15 and 35.
• To contribute toward the growth and development of creative writing among Young Nigerian Writers.
• To encourage creative writers and literary artists
• To give recognition, reward and award (RRA) to deserving writers
• To highlight the roles of creative writing in the Society.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
For inquiries: societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com

For submissions: societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com

Website: societyforyoungwriters.webs.com

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