7 Skills You Need to Start a Freelance Writing Career

7 Skills You Need to Start a Freelance Writing Career

A freelance writing career is the dream of many. Dictating your own schedule, working from home (or your favourite coffee shop) and playing with words for a living certainly sound appealing. But what does it take to achieve these ambitions? Establishing a freelance writing career can be tough, especially in the early days when you don’t have a reliable network of clients. However, if you’re...

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2017 Wakley Prize Essay competition: clinical truths

2017 Wakley Prize Essay competition: clinical truths

(Julius P. Kessy, the founder and editor in chief at My Writers Bureau with Ms. Heaven Chitemo during the 11th win and learn annual academic event. Heaven's poster "The Sprinkle of failure became the overall best poster)  2017 Wakley Prize Essay competition: clinical truths   "It seemed to illustrate the theory of medicine, yet it made no improvement in the practice”.1, 2 This 17th-century criticism of William Harvey's theory...

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My Newspaper Article to The County Times Kenya, July Edition, 2017.

My Newspaper Article to The County Times Kenya, July Edition, 2017.

PREGNANT SCHOOLGIRLS SHOULD NEVER RESUME STUDIES! IS MAGUFULI SETTING A RIDDLE FOR FEMINISTS? By: Julius Peter Kessy According to the last year’s Human Rights Watch report 1.5 million, more than 40% of Tanzanian adolescents are out of school with less than a third of girls making it to high school while 8000 girls drop out of school each year. The statistics are mainly attributed by...

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2017 Voice of Youth (VOY)-UNICEF Blogging Internship 

2017 Voice of Youth (VOY)-UNICEF Blogging Internship 

VOY Blogging Internship Applications for the VOY Blogging Internships are now open! This is your chance to apply for a 10-week blogging internship (August-October 2017) with Voices of Youth - UNICEF's vibrant online community. We are looking for 5-10 young people from across the world to join two UNICEF campaigns addressing major issues impacting millions of children: End Violence & Children Uprooted END VIOLENCE Violence against...

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Rewarded Essay Writing Contest 2017

Rewarded Essay Writing Contest 2017

Deadline: 20 October 2017 Open to: all high school students from anywhere in the worldAward: monetary prizes of 500 USD, 350 USD and 150 USD Description Write an essay of no more than 900 words on any of these 4 different topics:  What life skills can students master while in college? Which three are the most important and why?; What do you see as the most pressing social issue we face?...

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Call for Entries: Etisalat Prize for Literature 2017

Call for Entries: Etisalat Prize for Literature 2017

The Etisalat Prize for Literature celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book (over 30,000 words) was published in the last twenty four (24) months. For the purposes of this definition, first book means first printed production in book form of any type or genre. About the Award:  The Etisalat Prize for Literature which is the first Pan African Literary Award to celebrate...

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2017 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 

2017 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 

MORLAND WRITING SCHOLARSHIPS ​ It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF awards annually a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being  to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English...

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2017 Tanzania Pharmaceutical Students Association Call for Essay Competition 

2017 Tanzania Pharmaceutical Students Association Call for Essay Competition 

TAPSA Call for Essay Competition 2017 On behalf of the TAPSA academic committee, I am pleased to announce the call for the essay competition  2017. TOPIC: “The preclusion of antimicrobial resistance in the enhancement of sound health”. Guidelines: The essay should: - Be between 500-600 words. - Clearly show the necessary information and content in line with the topic. - Have clear references from trusted...

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2017 World Bank Writing Competition for Young Tanzanians

2017 World Bank Writing Competition for Young Tanzanians

The World Bank has launched a writing competition in which young Tanzanians aged between 18 and 28 years and living in the country stand a chance to win trips to Washington D.C., the Bank’s headquarters in October. The newly launched #Blog4Dev Contest for Tanzania, Malawi, Somalia and Burundi, is derived from a similar contest that the Bank has been running in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya,...

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2017 Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 

2017 Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest 

Topic/Context Prosperity is not just a financial notion — inclusive prosperity encompasses the opportunity for lives in dignity, with purpose and roles to contribute to common endeavors in the communities one is part of. It is definitely more than material well-being. A holistic view of prosperity includes all — the material and economic aspects as well the social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual side. The biggest...

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Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) Essay Competition 2017

Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) Essay Competition 2017

JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. ESSAY TOPIC: The Ideal Future Free Trade System – Tasks and Solutions – Free trade aims to achieve economic development by promoting free transactions of goods and services in a global economy which is becoming increasingly interdependent. On the...

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2017 CPR Certification Institute Scholarship Essay Contest for Health Care Professionals 

2017 CPR Certification Institute Scholarship Essay Contest for Health Care Professionals 

Are you pursuing a career of service in a medical related field? We respect and honor your choice, and want to help you achieve your goal of helping others! To that end, we cordially invite you to enter our 2017 CPR Certification Institute Scholarship for Health Care Professionals essay contest, which provides a $2000 scholarship. Our goal is to encourage your career choice by supporting...

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EAST AFRICAN ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2017

EAST AFRICAN ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2017

The East African Community Secretariat (EAC) has organized the EAC students essay writing competition year 2017. The Essay writing competition is intended to broaden knowledge of the school going population on EAC activities. The competition is open to students in Form 1 to form 4 who are required to write essays between 1000 – 1500 words. The students are required to begin researching on the topic...

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7TH REGIONAL RESIDENCY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS, KAMPALA, UGANDA, CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2017

7TH REGIONAL RESIDENCY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS, KAMPALA, UGANDA, CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2017

Apply for the 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers! FEMRITE is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the 7th Regional Residency for African Women Writers which will be co-hosted with Karavan, a Swedish literary magazine, with support from the Swedish Institute. The 10-day writing residency will take place, in Kampala, in February 2018. The 10 selected writers will re-work their submitted manuscripts,...

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UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2017 for Young Africans

UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2017 for Young Africans

​ UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2016 for Young Africans ($USD 2,000 & Funded Trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Submission Deadline: 31st May 2016 http://goo.gl/qO9hZr "Uongozi" means leadership in Kiswahili, and inspiring and strengthening leadership is the core purpose of our organisation. Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, UONGOZI Institute is dedicated to supporting African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nations and...

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The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN Environment would like to launch “The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Connecting People to Nature. As many of you know, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the...

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NHEF 3rd Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

NHEF 3rd Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

This year, the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is inserting itself in relevant conversations going on in Nigeria, and globally. Through the 3rd edition of the Annual Essay Competition, the NHEF is giving the Nigerian youth a voice and a platform to participate in these socially-relevant debates. After much consideration, the NHEF is pleased to announce the following topics guaranteed to spur critical thinking and awakening...

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2017 World Trade Organisation Essay Award for Young Economists

2017 World Trade Organisation Essay Award for Young Economists

WTO calls for papers for 2017 Essay Award for Young Economists The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and...

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My first ever writer’s interview with Unplag 2017

My first ever writer’s interview with Unplag 2017

Brilliant Writer and Humanist Julius P. Kessy Shares His Writing Advice   No need to wait till your muse knocks at the door. We, at Unplag, keep on interviewing brilliant writers from all around the globe for you to stay motivated. So, now you seem to be in the right place and at the right time. You may assume that writers are always pressed for...

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2017 Kampala International University Essay Competition for Tanzanian Secondary Students

2017 Kampala International University Essay Competition for Tanzanian Secondary Students

​ This Essay competition targets all Secondary students. It is an initiative brought to you by Kampala International University (KIU) to give students the opportunity to improve their English writing skills. Students are encouraged to be as articulate, creative and original as possible. Excellent essays will attract prizes like ipads, computers, smart phones, textbooks and KIU branded souvenirs. The very best essays will win scholarships...

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MY WRITERS BUREAU-ARTICLE WRITING TRAINING

!SKYROCKET YOUR WRITING SKILLS! MY WRITERS BUREAU-ARTICLE WRITING TRAINING LEARN HOW TO WRITE ARTICLES THAT CLIENTS WILL LOVE AND PAY YOU FOR   Hey there friend! I’m Julius, the founder of My Writers Bureau and I’m so thrilled you landed on this page. Have you ever wanted to write professionally? Perhaps, as a part time freelance writer, you’d like to make some extra income from writing...

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START MAKING MONEY AS AN ARTICLE WRITER-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

START MAKING MONEY AS AN ARTICLE WRITER-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  Some years ago, I thought making money online is magic. But now it's no longer a magic. You may have read in the internet that it's relatively easy to start making money online. Yes, it is true, you can make a descent income working from home without breaking social norms. Writing is one of vital skills you need to generate passive income online. Of...

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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 Writing Competition (East Africa only)

Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 Writing Competition (East Africa only)

​ The Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 which is set to happen in the middle of the year seeks your submissions. The Nyanza Literary Festival started last year and it was an interesting concept that was done by a team led by Kenyan born New York based Jakki Kerubo. The festival aimed to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest...

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IPSF AfRO Call for First Essay Competition 2017

IPSF AfRO Call for First Essay Competition 2017

​​ On behalf of the African Regional Office (AfRO) Professional Development subcommittee, I am pleased to announce the call for the first essay competition 2017. TOPIC: "Transformation of healthcare delivery systems in Africa with the integration of orthodox and complementary medicine" Guidelines: The essay should: -Follow the IPSF Editorial Code (See appendix) -Be between 500-600 words -Clearly show the necessary information and content in line...

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The Power To Read By Judyannet Muchiri, Kenyan Writer

The Power To Read By Judyannet Muchiri, Kenyan Writer

THE POWER TO READ By Judyannet Muchiri, Kenyan Writer You can contact her through: [email protected] On the occasion of the International Literacy Day, I wish to focus on something that my generation has been accused of not doing enough; reading. Whether or not this statement holds any weight is a discussion to be held another day in detail today we talk about reading. While literacy takes...

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