Entries are Open for the Port Harcourt Book Festival 2013 which takes place between Monday, October 21, and Saturday, 26 October.

The 6th edition of the annual Port Harcourt Book Festival (PHBF) – formerly the Garden City Literary Festival – Writers’ Workshops are now being accepted. The Writers’ Workshops are a creative platform wherein aspiring writers sit under the tutelage of their established counterparts. The workshops are recommended for all who desire to improve on their writing skills.
Each applicant must indicate his/her preferred workshop choice. Applications to more than one class will not be considered. Participants are required to submit samples of their writing (in line with the requirements for the different genres) beforeFriday, Sep 13th, 2013, to secure a place.
All applicants must submit the following:
FOR SHORT STORIES – A sample short story of between 1000 & 1500 words. Send in only yourbest story.*
FOR POETRY – 2 poems of between 20 and 30 lines. A synopsis or abstract will not be accepted.*
FOR SCRIPT – A synopsis of not more than 1000 words.* Indicate the genre of your choice e.g. ‘Comedy’

1.Submit a one-page personal CV along with each entry

2.Include a brief paragraph about what you intend to learn from your selected workshop

3.Type all manuscripts, double-spaced, with a header showing the author name (yours) to theleft, story title in themiddleand page numbers to theright

4.Ensure your entry is original

5.Handwritten entries will notbe accepted

All sample materials must uploaded in the completed form below no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, 13 th September 2013 . Materials submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Visit http://www.portharcourtbookfestival.com or You can make further enquiries by calling 08097442372.


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