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2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is now open for submissions September 4, 2019 – Posted in: Competitions

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. If the winning story is in translation, the translator receives additional prize money. Eligibility and entry rules Please read these eligibility and entry…

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“I write because I can’t not write” – An Interview with Bisi Adjapon June 12, 2019 – Posted in: Interview

In the month of May, we had the privilege of hosting the author, Bisi Adjapon. We talked about lots of things – CLICK HERE FOR THE POST WE DID ON THE EVENT! At the event, we talked about themes explored in the book, her next work (s) – a sequel for Of Women And Frogs, a novel with immigration as its central theme, and other contemporary issues. Although Bisi writes novels to entertain, and writes…

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WORLD BOOK DAY – 1st March March 6, 2018 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle

On the first day of March, the whole world celebrated the WORLD BOOK DAY. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. However, there has been confusion with the dates. While some people celebrate it on the 1st of March, others celebrate it on the 23rd of April.  In the United Kingdom, the…

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