Change Of Name

The website at “stefnsylvester.com” has been renamed to “jaachiwrites.com“. This will also mean that, effective immediately, intangible internet properties of the site named after Stefn Sylvester will be renamed to Jaachi Writes (including its social media handles, pages, and profiles where applicable).  – Jaachi Anyatonwu

Call For Submission | Anarchi

Do you know with just ONE poem (6-10 lines), you can be #10,000 richer? See this: Anarchi – preserving the individual freedom! Anarchi is a celebration of breakdown of social inhibition and restrictive values imposed on the individual will and freedom to live as one chooses. It is an attack on mores established to keep […]

Upcoming Short Story Contests (July – December)

UPCOMING SHORT STORY CONTESTS  The Moth International Short Prize Story is open to previously unpublished works of fiction up to 5000 words. The winner will receive €3000 and prizes for second and third place are also offered. Entries close on 30 June. Brighton Prize is a short fiction contest open to writers worldwide. Entries must […]

3 Publication Opportunities In June & July

Deadlines and details do sometimes change. Please don’t forget to check the relevant websites for all the latest details.  Visit the websites by clicking on the subheadings. Puritan: Frontiers of New English An online, quarterly publication based in Toronto. It publishes new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays and reviews by both Canadian and international writers. Submissions […]

Call For Submission | This Is Nigeria Anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSION: THIS IS NIGERIA ANTHOLOGY The fact is, writing, deserves much more accolade than it receives. But this is not the time to place blames. This is the moment when we need to echo our voices together into a thunderstorm and break the world into syllables where stronger, healthier and better words can […]

Call For Submission: OVH Energy ‘So You Think You Can Write 2.0’

OVH Energy, leading downstream oil and gas company, has announced the commencement of its creative writing competition in commemoration of the World Creativity and Innovation week which took place from April 15-21, 2018. This competition is the 2nd edition of the company’s Prodigy series titled “So You Think You Can Write”.  The Prodigy Series is […]

New Book Alert! Sweetness – a collection of poems by Stefn Sylvester

It’s my pleasure to announce the official launch of my second collection of poems ‘Sweetness’.  All thanks goes to God, who’s the first poet and punster ever liveth, never dieth. About Book: Sweetness is an affectionate name for someone I loved. She was everything sweet, so much I always nod my head (as if saying […]

New Book Alert! The Thing Between My Legs – by Micheal Ace

Today marks the official release of Micheal Ace’s book collection. From The Author: This is a collection of some nonfictional short stories that make up the memories that made me. A big thank you to Stefn, for the design, the publisher, Dwarts, and people who define the space I breed in: John Chizoba Vincent, Ben Sam, Ola […]

Poetural Lifeotural(Collection of Poetry Works form Gifted Poets in Nigeria)

Poetural Lifeotural (Collection of Poetry Works form Gifted Poets in Nigeria) Poetural Lifeotural is a Collection of poetry works from selected gifted poets in Nigeria.  Led by Adedeji Oshigbesan, Poetural lifeotural is a title given to this beautiful art of words born out of a symbiotic fusion between the spiritual and the physical aspects of […]

Book Launch Alert! “Sweetness”

On several occasions, while sweetness lasted, friends and fans asked the following questions: “Hey Stefn, who’s Sweetness?”“What’s this Sweetness thing about?” Sweetness is an affectionate name for someone I once loved. She was everything sweet, so much I grin like a happy lad along with the elongated blink of her small eyes, while pouting out […]

Worthy Ambassadors Award, Abia State Edition

YOU DESERVE THE BEST Do you think you have done enough for the people of Abia State amongst your peers to be awarded? If yes brace yourself up for the Worthy Ambassadors Award, Abia State Edition. It will be massive and explosive this 2018. For more enquiries message us through our message inbox. Click the […]

Call For Submissions: Babishai 2018 Poetry Competitions

#BABISHAI2018 POETRY COMPETITIONS Guidelines Open to ALL African poets who will not have published a full length poetry collection by July 2018. Send 5 original unpublished poems in English using the online portal on the website. We will not accept email submissions; only those sent from the website portal. Follow this link http://babishainiwe.com/submissions/  Previous online […]

SSA Launches New App

It’s with pleasure I announce the release of a stable version of SSA android app. No more crashing issues. All bugs fixed. Amazing things happen around you every day. Hear and read the stories from real poets and writers that experienced them.  What’s new? SSA newsfeed Direct Tweets from the app Access to SSA Facebook […]

New Course Alert! Improve Your Language Skills

It’s no gainsaying that the need to help people improve on their language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing has been much neglected. Hence, we have schools churning out graduates with poor language skills.  And to an extent, the schools are not to be blamed entirely, the learners are part of it too. They go […]

Call For Submission: Prose & Poetry Hood Poetry Competition

Love is undoubtedly humankind’s most exploited subject matter. And yet every year, all year round, the reproduction of “love” in art, literature, music, and a diverse array of many other fields, continues as if the subject, after all this time, has yet to be exhausted.  This month, the traditional celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day guarantees […]

Of African Literature And International Recognition

‘The PIN magazine, Expound, WRR Poetry, My Mind Snaps, etc, which may be seen as local blogs/magazines/organizations, are more reputable than some of the foreign publications that we know worship.’  – Kukogho Iruesiri Samson This got me thinking. What’s so special about being published by foreign magazines, blogs, journals, etc?  Why are we African writers like […]

Call For Submission: 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize

The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. 20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 11. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at […]