Registration For League Of Wordsmiths 2018 is open from November 12th to November 25th 2018.
League Of Wordsmiths is a writing contest which was originally tagged for poetry alone. However, in this year, this contest would feature two (2) leagues; Poetry & Flash Fictions/Short Stories.
League Of Wordsmiths is an initiative of Whyke Anthology which began last year. Serving as a means of promoting poetry, story writing…and art as a whole, across Africa, whilst also serving as an aid for young, budding, aspiring…writers in the African diaspora.
Asides the core mission, League Of Wordsmiths was crafted to give even a wider range of audience specifically to her winners, who must have engaged in an healthy yet tasking and energy-sapping cum brain tasking contest with other writers.
The Contest which kicked off last year saw Oyekunle Ifeoluwa Peter out of the 40 entries received, as Its Winner. The prize for last year was a sum of N10,000. But we’re happy to announce an increase in the prize money for this year’s contest.
As stated earlier, this year’s contest would feature only poetry & flash fictions/short stories. Thus, we’re quite sorry other genres/forms of literature/art are left out. We promise to look into it as regards next year’s contest.
This Contest is open to all writers born in Africa – either resident or not. However, writers of African lineage are also eligible – perhaps maternal or paternal.
Mode Of Submission
• Poetry Category
All interested poets are required to submit a poem reflecting the theme of the contest. For the sake of creativity and liberty of expression, no restrictions are given to the poems to be submitted.
This year’s contest theme is; BROKEN REALITIES.
• Flash Fiction/ Short Story Category
One entry per interested story writer.
All entries should not exceed 350 words. Maximum.
• All entries are to be sent alongside name & country of residence as a body to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject – League Of Wordsmiths 2018 – Category Submitting For.
No attachments please.
• All entries should be written in English. Otherwise, a glossary should be added at the rear end.
• Entries could have been published elsewhere before. But not in a full-length book. Either soft or hard copy.
• Winner & runners-up of last year’s contest are eligible too.
All entries asides this format would not be attended to.
Entries are opened from November 12th to 11:59pm, November 25th, 2018
Winners of each categories would be awarded a sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira, N15,000 each. (Or the equivalent in your country’s currency).
Entries of the eventual Winners, first & second runners-up of each category would be published in a poetry & short story anthology respectively. (Soft Copy)
The 10-man shortlist for each category would be unveiled on the 30th of November 2018.
Let the contest begin! May the best Poet/Story-Writer Win!
Should you get confused in any aspect, please ask your questions in the comment box. You’ll be responded to almost immediately.