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Call for submission for Ebedi Review 2017

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Founder, Ebedi International Writers Residency, Dr. Wale Okediran (second left); guest, Prof. Wole Soyinka  and Prof. Remi raji-Oyelade (first right) at Ebedi Review 2016, Iseyin Oyo State.

Call for submission has been announced for Ebedi Review, an in-house literary magazine of Ebedi International Writers Residency, Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria. It features articles on the residency and its environs from fellows of the Residency. In addition, it accepts and publishes short stories, photos and poems from writers across the world.

According to editors, Obinna Udenwe and Paul Liam, Ebedi Review was first published in 2014 and launched in Ibadan. The second edition of the review appeared in 2016 and featured works from writers like Jumoke Verisimo, Ayobami Adebayo, Wale Okediran, Amatesiro Dore, Barbara Oketta, Nakisanze Sagawa, Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam, Mariam Sule, Khalid Imam and Nana Aisha Salaudeen among others.

Submission is open from September 4 – 30, 2017, as the review is expected to hit the shelves in October 2017. Submissions NOT restricted to fellows of the Ebedi Residency, submissions are welcomed from writers living anywhere in the world, short fiction submissions must NOT be more than 1000 words long. Only one piece of poetry work per writer is acceptable. Articles, book reviews and essays shall not be more than 1500 words long, all entries must be in the following format: Times New Roman, 12 point font and double spaced. Fiction/essays/reviews are to be emailed to the fiction editor, obinnaudenwe@gmail.com and poetry submissions are to be emailed to the poetry editor, poulliam@ymail.com. All submissions must be sent as an attachment, submissions are to be saved with title of work, category and name of the writer. Example: Satans & Shaitans – Fiction – Obinna Udenwe or Indefinite Cravings – Poetry – Paul Liam. Email subject should read: Ebedi Review Submission/Category/Name of the Work.

The Ebedi International Writers Residency was established in 2010 by Dr. Wale Okediran as a retreat for African writers the world over searching for a serene and comfortable environment to research and work on their arts. Since inception, the residency has welcomed about 100 writers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and South Africa. The residency accepts three to four writers for a six-week stay. And aside lodging, local transportation and reading materials, it also provides residents with weekly stipends, a housekeeper/cook and a residency manager.



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