The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize: Entries Open 1st September 2016

The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Continue reading



Commonwealth Writers

Deadline Wednesday 5 October (11.59pm in any time zone)

We’re inviting writers from islands in the Commonwealth* to submit stories for a new anthology.

 The anthology will include poetry, short stories, and nonfiction – which can include creative non-fiction, memoir, and photo or narrative essays – from an island perspective.  Continue reading

Did Nollywood producer steal author’s story for his movie?


Did Nollywood producer steal author’s story for his movie?

Writer Ify Asia Chiemeziem is accusing Nollywood producer Reginald Ebere of stealing her story for his movie | Photo: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim 

In continuation of the controversies that have rocked the creative industry, as 2016 rolled in, a Nigerian writer, Ify Asia Chiemeziem, is accusing Nollywood producer, Reginald Ebere, of intellectual property theft having purportedly stolen the story in one of her e-books for a film he recently produced. Daily Trust reports. Continue reading