Apply now: Writing contest for LGBTIQ+ Nigerians only

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians living in Nigeria now have an opportunity to take part in a writing contest aimed at showcasing their work internationally.

By Mike Daemon

NoStringsNG has partnered with 2019 LAMMY AWARD nominee and author of Naturally Unstraight, Jideofor Nwokedi to launch the project.

Nwokedi is an ally of the Nigerian LGBTIQ+ community.

To take part in the contest, LGBTIQ+ Nigerians who are living in the country are to submit their original LGBTIQ+-themed short stories and memories for review.

Entries should be non-fiction and can be in any form, such as love, family story, or general experience as an LGBTIQ+ person and with a minimum of 3,000 – 10,000 words.

The successful entry will be pushed to enter an international writing competition, published on Kindle, and then entered for the LAMMY AWARDS.

The author of the winning entry will be given $100.

To apply, submit your entry to

All entries should be submitted in PDF or MS Word.

The deadline for submission is July 31, 2020.

Have something to share? Ready to tell your story? Contact us.


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    Ikpe Joseph 2 years


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    Raphael 2 years

    A short story of 25,000 words? Wow!

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    Mzee 2 years

    Okay after submitting an entry that’s when we will be selected to write a story right or what?

  • comment-avatar personal life story of hate as a LGBT living in Nigeria is allowed?

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    IBK 2 years

    Hello. Please is the 25,000 words a typo? That’s a lot for a shirt story.

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