We are pleased to announce the commencement of the Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers CHAPBOOK SERIES (WRR-CBS) 2019, in line with our vision to support young writers and promote Nigerian writing. The WRR-CBS is our response to the observed need for more platforms – which are accessible, reliable and affordable – for new and emergent voices in the literary scene.

We want writings from emerging and established writers that – in short stories, poems or essays – x-ray society, testing its lies and truths; question traditional social narratives; explore ‘forbidden’ themes like gender and sexuality; ponder the human condition; and generally tell us more about who we are as humans from unique viewpoints.

The following are the available publishing packages under the WRR Chapbook series:

This package comes with the following features:

  1. Proofreading

  2. Formatting and layout

  3. Cover design (front cover only; JPEG file)

  4. Hosting on WRR website for free download

  5. Social media announcement

  6. Promotional graphic designs (2)

This package comes with the following features:

  1. Editing & Proofreading

  2. Formatting and layout

  3. Cover design (front; JPEG file)

  4. Hosting on WRR website for free download

  5. Social media announcement

  6. Promotional graphic designs (4)

  7. Professional Book review

  8. 5% discount on print publishing packages for the same book

This package comes with the following features:

  1. Editing & Proofreading

  2. Formatting and layout

  3. Cover design (front, spine & back; JPEG file)

  4. Social media announcement

  5. Newsletter Announcement

  6. Hosting on WRR website for free download

  7. Author & Book profile listing on Authorpedia

  8. Promotional graphic designs (4)

  9. Professional Book review

  10. Upload to Okadabooks (optional)

  11. 10% discount on print publishing packages for the same book

For full paperback/print or e-book publishing package, kindly visit our standard PUBLISHING PACKAGES page.


DOWNLOAD FREE CHAPBOOKS: 'CITADEL OF WORDS' (BPPC 2018 ANTHOLOGY) & FOR BOYS WHO WENT (ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU).

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  1. POETRY MANUSCRIPT: must not exceed 35 pages (roughly 25-35 depending on length). This is NOT exclusive of preliminary pages and biography pages
  2. PROSE MANUSCRIPT (Short stories and Essays): There is no limit to the number of short stories or essays, but they must not exceed 30 pages (Times New Roman 12 point font). This is NOT exclusive of preliminary pages and biography pages
  3. Open to writers in any part of the world. Nigerian and other African writers are encouraged to apply
  4. Kindly note that manuscript needing intense editing will be rejected and/or recommended to an editor for editing and extra editing charges will apply.
  5. Request for deletion of the manuscript after approved uploaded must be made formally and will not attract any surcharge nor a refund
  6. Terminating the process after commencement will lead to a forfeiture of part of the deposit
  7. All payments will be made in Naira (or the Dollar/ Euro/ Pounds equivalent)
  8. Payment will be made in a maximum of two installments only in 70:30 ratio. One-time full payment is encouraged

SUBMISSION:

Send an email to SUBMISSIONS@WRR.NG with your manuscript attached as a Microsoft Word document.

  • The subject of the email should be WRR-CBS 2019

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

The following opportunities are available for authors who publish their books in the WRR 2019 Chapbook Series:

  1. The 10 best manuscripts published under this series will be shortlisted for the 2019 WRR Green Author Prize which comes with a free print publishing package and a certificate of award.  The author must be 24-years-old or younger at the time of submission to qualify for the prize.
  2. A maximum of four interesting manuscripts will receive FREE publishing under the WRR-CBS 2019. The author must 20-years-old or younger at the time of submission to qualify for this offer.

Kindly note that there are no age restrictions on ANY of the publishing packages. Writers of any age or gender can apply. However, to be selected for any of the additional opportunities, the writer must be aged 24 or younger and unpublished at the time of submission.