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Did you enter for the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) 2018? If yes, then you are eligible for THE SPRING LITERARY MOVEMENT’s mentorship programme, a golden opportunity to improve your writing.

Whether or not you obtained a spot in the finalist positions, this good news is for you!The Sprinng Literary Movement mentorship programme is an opportunity for you to gain tips to develop your creative writing skills in the genre of your choice.

The 2019 mentorship programme will be proceeding with the support of 36 top contemporary award-winning Nigerian authors including Tolu Akinyemi, the author of Your Father Walks Like a Crab, and Tomi Adesina, an AMVCA nominee for the Best Writer Award in 2018 who also bagged the AMAA award for Best Screenplay for her contribution to Hakkunde. Other mentors include Seye Kuyinu, Iyanu Adebiyi, Sarah Aluko, Seun Lari Williams, Emmanuel Jolayemi a.k.a. Kormbat, Servio Gbadamosi, Lawretta Egba and more.

The best part of the 2019 Mentorship Programme is that the mentorship duration has been extended with more exciting activities such as contests for mentees with winning prizes including book vouchers to shop at bookstores and cash. And that isn’t all; the mentorship has been expanded to include more genres. We have mentors for Poetry, Fiction, Blogging, Book Reviewing, and Essay Writing.

So what are you waiting for?

The application deadline is April 15, 2019, and you don’t want to miss it. The online and word-document application can be accessed through the SLM website. Applications for this year are more user-friendly; including details of exactly what we are searching for.

The Sprinng Literary Movement team is anticipating receiving your application, and hope that you become a part of the programme this year.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach email at the SLM team at

Many young Nigerian writers have benefited from the SLM mentorship programme.


EOPP was instituted in 2012 as an annual Prize to give the much-needed attention to Nigerian poetry and encourage young Nigerian poets to use poetry as a tool for social change. The yearly contest has become the leading platform for the discovery, encouragement, and celebration of poets in Nigeria.

Author: admin

I am a member of the WRR editorial team.

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