Winner of July's Giveaway is Roseline Mgbodichinma Anya okorie.
How to win?
Read the current publications on the SprinNG website for August 2020.
Write a comment on 2 or more of the publications posted on the website for August 2020.
Please add your name and email address when filling the comment box.
Note: Email address will not be made public.
See the guide to providing good feedback below
TIPS FOR WRITING GOOD FEEDBACK
The goal of providing feedback is;
1. to invite another reader into the world of beauty you have seen in a work
2. to provide a very brief summary of what you read.
3. to give your interpretation/perspective of what has been written.
4. to provide suggestions for improvement.
We encourage that your comment meets at least 2 of these goals.
The SprinNG team will evaluate the comments and select the winner of the book at the end of the month.
Note: Comment on the poems, book reviews, articles, interviews and guest posts.
The SprinNG Women Authors Prize (#SWAPng) will select a Nigerian Female Author annually - someone who has published a full-length book in print and invest N100,000 in purchasing, distributing, and marketing copies of their book Nation-wide through our sister literary websites and events whom we collaborate with.
We are simply looking for female Nigerian authors who have published excellent books that deserve to be promoted and supported. Only one Nigerian female author will be selected annually for this prize. However, we will use the opportunity to promote other select authors through interviews, book reviews, newsletter promotions, and collaborations to increase their visibility in the Nigerian literary sphere.
Application & FAQs
The online portal to apply for the SprinNG Women Authors Prize will open annually in July and close in September.
We require a self-nomination process, meaning that prospective applicants will complete the application and nominate themselves. The author will only be able to submit one book for the nomination, and it can be of any genre and theme, self-published or released by a publisher in any year. There is no age or region eligibility required. The book nominated must be available for purchase in Nigeria.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
— John Crosby
The SprinNG 2020 fellowship sparked a different flame this year. Out of 536 applications, 50 mentees were selected for the 4th cohort divided into the SprinNG Writing Fellowship (SWF) and the SprinNG Advancement Fellowship (SAF). Of the 50 participants, 48 completed the program requirements and graduated.
Simultaneously, we hosted a record-breaking number of mentors. 46 writers, some of whom are published authors, award winners, and more, volunteered to serve as mentors in the fellowship, which held for 4 to 6 weeks.
Facts and figures by the 48 mentees who completed the fellowship:
All agreed that
97.9% (47 mentees) identified that the fellowship improved their confidence and provided a sense of direction to their creative writing pursuits.
97.9% (47 mentees) said they would re-apply to be SprinNG fellows in a different category.
95.8% (46 mentees) found the contest as a motivating factor to their fellowship experience.
93.8% (45 mentees) found the group chat useful in conversing and networking with other mentees.
The SprinNG Annual Poetry Contest celebrates SprinNG's anniversary. This year, we received a record-breaking number of submissions - 1,125, of which Sanni Oluwatimileyin emerged as the winner.
The Contest prompt: Write a simple poem on any theme of your choice between 8-10 lines.
Winning Poem: Bitter Roots by Sanni Oluwatimileyin
Some day when tears have dried on the black faces of our mothers
And sadness no longer peeks out from beneath layers of grime
I'll write about them –our mothers
Of how grief broke them time and time again
And how like Knights of valor, they pushed their broken selves to victory
I'll write about them. Of how they watered hope with salty streams
That it might flourish into a buoyant tomorrow
And we, their children, get to inhale its sweet fragrance
Remembering the murky tragedies, the garden of grief
That nursed its fragile buds with radiant smiles and aching hearts
Sanni Oluwatimileyin is a coffee-loving poet, writer and literary enthusiast who bends and blends genres in his writings. His works have appeared or forthcoming in literary journals like Writers Space Africa, Rather Quiet, Fitrah Review, Nanty Greens, Praxis, African Writers, Fiction Limbo and elsewhere.
He is a SprinNG Fellowship Alumnus. He won the Writers for Humanity poetry contest in 2019 and the Fitrah Review writing contest in 2020. He was also the first runner-up for the Splendors of Dawn Contest in June 2020.
When not studying or writing, he is either painting or exploring new places.
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