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Valentine Competition.


Tilova For Africa, a US-based NGO supported us with 50k and another friend who prefers anonymity donated 50k. So for 100k let us write in the season of love!

Please choose from the topics and follow the instructions below;


  1. The word count is (500-1000) ±10%  for poetry and (2000 )± 10% for the rest.
  2. Send in a minimum of 2 entries on at least 2 different genres.
  3. The submission deadline is at 11:59 pm 17/02/2023.
  4. IMPORTANT!!! Your entry will not be published if it is full of errors. So make sure to edit & proofread thoroughly before submitting your entries.


  1. Situate the naira & fuel scarcity in Valentine’s season. (Feature, Creative non-fiction, Poetry)
  2. A sonnet to any of your loved ones (Poetry)
  3. Write a story about a lover who dies mysteriously on Val’s day. (Fiction)
  4. Write a romantic comedy about two people who are of different backgrounds but were able to connect because of a unique circumstance. eg. A doctor and a cancer patient, a kidnapper and the victim, a dolphin and an injured fisherman, a POS operator and a thief. (Fiction)

Submit via email to admin@cmonionline.com 

Note: Endeavour to read our general rules before submitting your work. Pay particular attention to items 2 & 9 because many entries have been trashed for not following instructions.

WARNING!!! PLAGIARISM will get you banned from this platform.

We will publish the essays as they come. Please try to submit early to make our job easier. Share your published stories widely for others to read.

Note that we have switched to peer review, so follow us on Twitter to participate in the spaces we host to determine the winners. The date will be announced in due course.

Good luck!

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