“LET ME CONVINCE YOU”

The purpose of persuasive writing is just as the name implies – to convince readers to agree with the author’s point of view.  Unlike expository writing, persuasive writing contains the opinions and biases of the author. It is often used in letters of complaint, advertisements or commercials, affiliate marketing pitches, cover letters, newspaper opinion and […]

QPL Interviews: Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam

Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam was born and grew up in Kenya. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto and now works in Nairobi as a property developer. She is married with two daughters. Her published works include: Baby Star –a children’s book, Packed Lunch – short story published in “All the Small Things”, Imani’s […]

Show Don’t Tell

  ‘Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.’ – Ernest Hemmingway Almost every writer has heard the classic writing rule ‘show don’t tell’, but not everyone understands it. Telling is useful when writing as it is supplying information, but that is not enough. To make a story more real and effectively capture the reader, ‘showing’ […]

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists’ List Announced

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. The authors come from ten countries with six new nationalities included on the list for the first time. They are from Libya, […]

And the Etisalat Prize for Literature Winner is…

On Sunday the 15th of March, 2015, the winner of the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature was announced at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. Three authors were shortlisted, but South African Songeziwe Mahlangu emerged the winner for the novel ‘Penumbra‘, beating Nigerian Chinelo Okparanta author of the novel ‘Happiness Like Water‘ and South African author […]

Call for Submissions for Children’s Stories

            CLRN Publishing is calling for submissions from writers for children’s stories for ages 3 – 17 which will be published under a new imprint. Stories will range from young adult fiction to educational, non fiction and historical text. We are keen on telling African stories that preserve culture and […]

Call for Submissions for Romance Fiction

            CLRN Publishing is calling for submissions from writers for its short romance/ fiction series which will be published under a new imprint. We’re seeking exciting and punchy pieces from writers throughout the African continent to contribute to a fiction series of African romance. Our target is young contemporary Africans, […]

Call for Submissions – Qbooks

          CLRN Publishing is calling for submissions for our Q Books imprint. Q Books focuses on contemporary non fiction stories based on our modern history. We want to tell significant stories about the moments and events that changed and shaped our lives. These events may be political, historical, or based on […]