The fault for a badly written book lies with the writer while the fault for a badly published book belongs to the publisher’ while the shame is a joint venture. A respectable publisher should never knowingly publish a bad book.
Again, by saving your works and releasing them only on foreign platforms, you are inadvertently taking everything away from us and making us have to borrow access. Right now, we can no longer read anything from most of our good poets unless we first access them from foreign platforms.
A new year is here. 2019 has arrived as a blank book and a pen in your hands for you to write whatever you please. While you decide what to do with this year, we at Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers have prepared this list of 9 resolutions we hope you can make yours in… Continue reading 9 MUST-FOLLOW NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR NIGERIAN WRITERS & READERS
Every published author, whether traditionally published or indie published, fall into one of these four career stages of authorship. THE UNKNOWN AUTHOR All authors start out from this stage. This is the stage where you don’t yet have an audience. Too often, the unknown author has no personal brand and only promotes his books. The… Continue reading WRITING, PUBLISHING: THE FOUR CAREER STAGES OF AUTHORSHIP by King Samuel Benson
(Released at the 2016 ANA Convention) For the third time, it is my honour and delight to present the ANA Review, a journal of the Association of Nigerian Authors, to the world. There is little more that can be said than what I have said on the previous two occasions. It has been a great… Continue reading ANA REVIEW 2016: EDITORIAL NOTE BY RICHARD ALI
Ray Ndebi is a Cameroon writer and reviewer. He is the author of THE LAST GHOST: Son of Struggle, a novel. Ndebi lives in Yaoundé and works online with many authors from different countries, reviewing or translating their texts. He also trains young writers. In this interview, he shares his views about writing and publishing… Continue reading AFRICAN AUTHORS DON’T WRITE BOOKS OF INTEREST — Ray Ndebi
Emmanuel Ayibaemi Frank-Opigo, an engineer and a poet, is the Director of Works and Services at the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He was the Chairman of the State Branch of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) from 2013 to 2015 and is still the Editor-in-Chief of the Branch magazine THE MARINER. His latest book, VOWELS IN… Continue reading “Nigerian writing is currently an iceberg” —Emmanuel Frank-Opigo
WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LTD in partnership with CAPRECON DEVELOPMENT CONSULT is pleased to announce the ‘WRR-CAPRECON GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE’ for young, unpublished Nigerian poets. The prize was initiated in recognition of the need to give upcoming writers a chance to get heard. The prohibitive cost of publishing has silenced young writers without the required… Continue reading APPLY FOR THE WRR-CAPRECON GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE
WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LTD is pleased to announce the ‘GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE’ for young, unpublished Nigerian poets. The prize was initiated in recognition of the need to give upcoming writers a chance to get heard. The prohibitive cost of publishing has silenced young writers without the required funds, limiting most to their Facebook walls… Continue reading APPLY FOR THE WRR-GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE 2015
World over, the effectiveness of literature, and indeed poetry, as an agent of change is well recognized. It is in recognition of this that the ‘Eriata Oribabhor Poetry Prize’ initiative came to be in 2012 with Mr. Nwakanma Chika emerging the first prize winner of the 1st edition. The 2nd edition is here and WRRPoetry… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013