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ELSiEiSY Blog Announces the Winners of the 2020 Love Literati Contest

It’s been an amazing three weeks of content rating and reviews. Special thanks to all who have been a part of this year’s edition of the ELSiEiSY Blog Annual Writing Competition – Love Literati Contest. This yearly activity helps us uniquely celebrate love as we uphold our love for the art of writing through the expression of love. Love Literati Contest is designed to sustain and re-enforce the beauty of writing and literature in Nigeria. A call for submissions was published on 31st of January 2020 via ELSiEiSY Blog, through our media partners – Plus TV Africa and Moskedapages, and through our friends using various messaging and microblogging platforms. By the end of the submission period, we had received a total of 250 submissions. This took us to the next stage that involved the services of a voluntary team of persons who have worked closely with the brand – ELSiEiSY,…

5 Days Left To Get Your Submissions In for The LOVE LITERATI CONTEST 4

In the spirit of love, we are bringing back one of our favorite activities of the year – the Love Literati Contest. This activity helps us celebrate love in a very unique fashion as we uphold our love for the art of writing and the art of love. ELSiEiSY Blog is currently inviting submissions for the fourth edition of the Love Literati contest. This yearly competition is designed to uphold the beauty of Literature and Love. To participate, simply write a love-themed piece of 500 words. Send us your expression or experience of love in the most creative way possible. All submissions should be sent to email@elsieisy.com as a word document attachment. Your submission must be original and unpublished. The deadline for submissions is the 10th of February. All accepted submissions will be published on www.elsieisy.com Qualified submissions will be collated by Farida Adamu and Sami Tunji, while the final judges will be…

Dear Writer: Here’s How To Start Making Money

Dear Writer, Here’s How To Start Making Money I can begin and end this with one sentence from my own experience, and that would be: Write books and sell them and voila! You’re making money! The above is the kind of advice you’ll get from people out there who want to tell you how you can become a writer who makes money off selling books. What they’ll never share with you is how to get on the journey in the first place. Well, I’m here and I’ll do just that. But first, let me tell you my own story. Make sure you read through. Your journey must not be like mine, but you can glean a thing or two from what I’ll share. So, I started blogging in 2011, after writing for six years. I opened several blogs on different free blogging platforms, but I finally settled for Wordpress, after…

The Moskeda Book Club

So the survey I ran here a few days ago has been completed. I want to thank everyone who participated and for the feedback that I received. Bless you! I will give you the results in a bit, but first, I want to introduce the Moskeda Book Club to you. We’re on Instagram and it’s not yet begun because I’m working on a few things at the moment. I hope to start it off on the first of August. I’m excited and nervous at the same time because I don’t know what to expect. But I’m sure we’ll find our footing. So the Moskeda Book Club is going to be like any other book club, but with a difference. We will read and share our thoughts on what we read and those thoughts would be published as a collective review here on the site. This is to help people catch…

CFWriterz Magazine Calls For Entries For Its 2018 Edition!

CFwiterz is pleased to announce a new special issue for June 2018 focusing on the theme “Burn.” We do not particularly restrict content or style, we only ask that you bring on the best of your craft. Our writing platform focuses on Africa and Nigerians, we welcome entries from all over Africa despite starting out as a Nigerian owned platform. We offer you a great opportunity to showcase your strength and voice as an African writer. Read more about us here. Africa has gone through a lot and presently the discussions surrounding the continent constitute burning issues. We see and hear these stories but can you make it come alive in a unique way? Entrants may submit up to three previously unpublished poems, and up to 3,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. However, if your work is accepted elsewhere, you need to notify us. Work in translation is welcome.…

Be Part of the #icanbemore Young And Cerebral 2018 Essay Competition and Win Prizes

Young and Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open. This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization. The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change. With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is 1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words. Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years 2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you…

IANS, New Series and Goodbye 2016

The year has come to an end and I’m glad to be here, still writing. It has been an eventful year for me. A tough one for all of us, I guess. Nigeria has never been this depressing but somehow we made it. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones this year. Be consoled. May peace find rest in your hearts. So, I just want to thank all of you for riding with me this year. Every single person. For coming here, reading, commenting, sharing, buying my books, checking up on me, praying for me, telling people about my work… I owe you so much. And you know my thanks will not be complete without our famous kiss I will be putting up a couple of IANS episodes to mark off the end of the year here. When the new year commences, we will resume. Other…

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