By Amara Christa
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS & PRIZES TO BE WON.
The Muse Board calls for submissions for her 48th edition of The Muse Journal. The Muse was founded in 1963 by the foremost Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe.
Alongside selected works, The Muse has over the years, published interviews of notable writers like Chimamanda Adichie, Chika Unigwe, Unoma Azuah, Eghosa Imasuen, Chigozie Obioma, EC Osondu amongst others. The Journal receives and publishes works from anywhere in the world.
- Entries MUST be sent in as Microsoft Word attachments in 12-font size, Times New Roman font. Don’t include your name in the attachment.
- Entries MUST be the original work of the author, unpublished elsewhere.
- Entries are to be restricted to the following genres and specifications:
Critical Essays/Research Papers on Language or Literature MUST not exceed 3500 words. Submit a single entry.
Literary Review Papers MUST be of a book not published earlier than 2017 and MUST not exceed 2000 words. Submit a single entry.
Plays MUST not exceed 2500 words. Submit a single entry.
Short stories should be between 1500-3500 words. Submit a single entry.
Flash Fiction must not exceed 500 words.
Poetry, submit a maximum of three poems of not more than 30 lines each.
Pidgin Poetry, submit a maximum of three poems of not more than 30 lines each.
Artworks should be scanned and sent as a Microsoft word.
Hybrids are accepted too, but should not exceed 2000 words. Submit a single entry.
- The Subject of the email should be in this format: Submission for the Muse 48: Genre: Title of the work.
- Include a bio of not more than 100 words in a different attachment.
- Send your entries to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Originality is of the essence. Writers are encouraged to write works based on contemporary issues with high-energy voices.
SUBMISSION starts at 12:00 am, 1st March to 10 April, 2020.
Only Student contributors are eligible to win prizes available in genres such as: