WriteNowLit is an online Literary Journal. We accept submissions year-round for Poetry, Fiction, Personal Essays, Photography and Art, and Literary Criticism from writers across the globe.

 WriteNow, (registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria) was founded in 2017 as Nigeria's foremost Creative Writing NGO by Nigerian writer, Kehinde Badiru. Since 2017, WriteNow has taught Creative Writing (Poetry and Prose) to over 600 young Students at the University-preparatory and tertiary level in Nigeria. It received an award of excellence for an impactful CSR, publishing an eponymous magazine that featured writings from students, and also for donating books and other writing materials to beneficiaries.    

With over 70 fellows: writers, authors, literary enthusiasts, and Creative writing instructors across Nigeria, WriteNow reaches out to schools in Nigeria, Africa, and across the globe to teach Creative Writing for free.

In 2019, The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA, Lagos Chapter) partnered with us in teaching Writing to college students. Writing materials were also donated to some of the students as a reward for their unwavering interest in Creative Writing. 



Visit the submission page for guidelines on making submissions. 


Author of much-acclaimed Poetry collection, I Know Why Your Mother Cries, Kehinde Badiru is a writer, designer, and editor from Lagos, Nigeria. He started WriteNowLit to give every writer: new, emerging and published, a platform to share their bold and vivid writings. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in English, and a Master's Degree in English Literature from The University of Lagos, Nigeria. 

Kehinde has made immense contributions to improving the reading culture of contemporary Nigerian literature amongst Nigerian students and making Creative Writing accessible to young students and budding writers. He is also considered a forerunner of digital poetry in Nigeria for his blend of illustration and poetry. 

Kehinde's work has recently appeared in Roosevelt University's Oyez Review, Visual Verse, amongst many other lit mags. He is the author of Street of Goats, two memoirs: Mbok Don't Kopa Me and Never Look a Nigerian in the Eye, and most recently, An Assortment of Poetry Genres, co-edited with British writer, Angie Andrews, and published by Infinity Books (2021).
He has a short story forthcoming in the "Processing Crisis" Anthology.

He can be found on Twitter @Kehindebadiru_ and more at kehindebadiru.com


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