Enter the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, 2020
The Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, 2020 has opened its windows for submissions for the prize which is presently in its ninth year. According to the announcement made yesterday, the “Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers in collaboration with Something for Everybody Ventures (SFEV), hereby invites Nigerian…
Opportunities for Writers: Nov-Dec Deadlines
For many writers, nothing spurs creativity like deadlines. Like we always say, we are all temporarily superhuman in the face of deadlines. Include a reward for beating the deadlines, and you have just created the biggest motivation for any writer. Here are some contests and…
Writing Contest Deadlines to Beat this August
We often tell our readers that any writer who wants to make headlines in the literary community must know how to beat deadlines. We made a list of writing contests for you to enter, we encourage you to do your best and work towards beating…
How I Stopped Being a Closet Poet
The first time I stood before an audience to share a poem was October 2016. I remember it like yesterday. It was the grand finale of the Scribble the Future Poetry Competition for all-female student poets at the University of Ibadan. I was wearing a…
2 More Days to Enter the IPCR Literary Competition
A couple of months ago, the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) made a call for entries into her literary competition thus: “The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), in its drive to use art and literature to convey the narratives of our…
Enter Retelling Africa Writing Competition to Win Cash Prizes & a Publishing Deal
The New Times, Rwanda’s leading daily has announced the opening of submissions’ window for the Retelling Africa Writing Competition which is organized by Imagine We, Rwanda. The competition is open to all African writers, poets, storytellers, novelists, and essayists. It is a great platform for…
In "One Last Prayer", Victor Femi-Lawal, @vickthurfl01, weaves a moving requiem for victims of the Lekki massacre. He describes that night as the night when "blood ...seeped from the scourged skin of October the 20th.
#poetrycommunity #poems #TBThursday
Our #wcw this #Wednesday is Amanda Gorman @amandangorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, who recited a #poem at the inauguration of President @JoeBiden & V.P @KamalaHarris
Amanda inspires many young #poets around the world.
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.