BookRepublic was established in January 2013 because we were worried very little platform was available for our dear books, compared to developed societies where online and print magazines were founded to deliver news about authors, publishers, literary agents, Graphic artistes, Editors and other stakeholders in the book and creative industry, in general.
Ever since its inception in January 2013, we have covered news story as look-not-important as a gifted writer receiving a gift from another, to the popular Chimamanda Adichie and Elnathan John saga.
Of recent, we published the controversial confession of Hassan Oredeji about the Nigerian book industry, generating thousands of views.
EXTENDING OUR EVER GROWING PLATFORM
Of the few months of our Sunday publications on our website – www.bukrepublik.com – readers have complained that very few had been given the chance to contribute to the historical book magazine.
Premised upon this, we have met with our editorial board and have decided to extend our platform to writers and readers altogether interested in contributing articles and news stories to BookRepublic.
We are happy to accept new stories about your favourite authors, editors, publishers, books and bookstores. We also want to know about your book events, writing workshops and seminars. You can be assured, except if wanted, that your identity will be protected by our team of professionals.
Artsplace, originally managed by Tolu Fagbure, is now open to contributions from members of the creative industry, most especially Graphic artistes, Illustrators, Sculptors, Ceramists, Fashion Designers and other Fine Artistes.
Please send us the profiles of creatives working excellently well in your firm. All queries and entries about Artsplace should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly make the subject: Artsplace
BookRepublic will be interested in hearing from our numerous readers. We are eager to know your stand concerning our ever growing book industry, how we can improve on the weekly magazine and other things that matter. Your write-up must be expressed within 200 to 800 words limit. Mail us at email@example.com
and make the subject: People’s Corner. Kindly include a short bio alongside. We will let you know if your opinion will be featured in People’s Corner within 72 hours of receipt.
We are also keen on discovering the next writing talent through the BookRepublic platform, and this has caused us to feature short stories and poems of Ezechonachukwu Nduka, Rasaq Malik, Ifeoluwa Watson, Solomon Igaunre and Lucius Ndimele.
BookRepublic is happy to extend this platform to more storytellers and poets who are bent on telling the African story.
Short Story – [1,000 – 2,000 words]
Poems – [40 lines] Not more than two poems at a time
Drama – [One act] Not more than 15 pages.
Creative Essays – [2,000 – 4,000 words]
Interviews are also accepted, but it will be published under our interview section. All entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Kindly make the subject : Creative Palace.
Film and Theatre Review
The BR team will be willing to publish reviews of Nigerian films and theatre performances, as a means to revive our dying theatre culture and encourage our growing film makers.
Film and Theatre reviews should be sent to email@example.com
. Please make the subject line: Film/Theatre Reviews.
Though we are always skeptical about the level of sincerity and intellectual sagacity of most Nigerian book reviewers, our editorial board will be interested in considering reviews of books for publication, if it passes our guidelines.
All book reviews should be kindly forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please make the subject line: Book Review for Sunday.
One of the best ways of understanding our guidelines is to familiarize yourself with articles published your category.
The following guidelines are the basics that might help in your publishing endeavour with BookRepublic.
– All submissions are expected to be available on the stated e-mail between Sunday and Tuesday.
– All fonts of entries must be in Calibri[12pt], except if stated otherwise.
-All entries must be formatted in word doc 2007. No other format will be accepted.