The Open Arts World Calls For Submissions

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The Open Arts World is inviting women writers from Northern Nigeria to submit their fiction or nonfiction manuscripts in English or Hausa for a publishing deal.

Open Arts is an arts collective committed to promoting the arts and creative endeavours. Open Arts as a creative organisation touches the expression of passion in the creative arts as part of its mission of making a positive difference in the lives of people in the community through work of arts. They  prioritise works of art and stories from people (women, young people in villages and communities) whose voices have been excluded from the universal conversation. Using arts and culture as narratives to influence and shape the reality of life in Northern Nigeria.

Submission Guidelines

  • Each manuscript must be the original work of the entrant
  • Completed manuscript must be in the genre of  fiction or nonfiction in English or Hausa.
  • Manuscripts must contain a word count of  60,000 and not more than 120,000 words long, along with a brief biography.

Selected women writers from Northern Nigeria will be paid a token for their manuscripts, benefit from intensive workshops, mentorship programmes, networking opportunities, and literary events, and will have their books published in either English or Hausa to a global audience.

To submit your application, send your entry to with the subject line: “2024 – Manuscript”.

Submissions close on May 31, 2024.

Best of luck to all applicants!


Bakare Oluwatobiloba

I write to educate, motivate and define history with literature. Just being me!