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 NonProfit by Nigerian writer, Kehinde Badiru. Since 2017, WriteNow has taught Creative Writing (Poetry and Prose) to over 2,000 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 the much-acclaimed Poetry collection, I Know Why Your Mother Cries, Kehinde Badiru is a writer, designer, and editor born in Lagos, Nigeria. He started WriteNowLit to give every writer: new, emerging, and published, a platform to share their bold and vivid writings.

Kehinde received an MFA Degree in Creative Writing, a Master's Degree in English Literature from The University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Bachelor's Degree in English.

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 poetry and short stories have recently appeared in Reverberations III, Odes to Our Undoing Anthology, 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, published by Infinity Books (2021).

Kehinde is the publisher at Lofty Steps Publishing, one of Nigeria's leading literary publishers. More so, his writing experiments with visual design and sheds light on the quotidian experience of human life; memory, music, and stories. He continues to inspire students to write to the world and tell their stories.

He can be found on Twitter @Kehindebadiru_ and online.


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