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Poems & Short Stories

  • We are no longer accepting submissions for the Poetry Journal 2024 edition.
  • Make sure you read about us for a good idea of the works we want. It is very important to strictly follow the guidelines below.
  • Please send no more than six (6) poems at a time, all in a Microsoft Word document.
  • Include your full name in the filename of the Microsoft Word document.
  • If you are sending short stories (2000-word limit) send no more than three (3) stories.
  • For poems and short stories, please include your name, email, and country of residence within the body of the word document.
  • We generally do not discriminate against work that has been published elsewhere. If we love it, we’ll publish it, but let us know where and when it has been published, while making your submission.
  • Eligibility: Anyone can make a submission but the entry must be themed around an African experience.
  • If your submission is selected for publishing, you will be notified by email.
  • Chosen works are published either online or in print.
  • A cash prize of 100,000 naira will be won by the winning submission.
  • Submissions closed on 15th January 2024.
  • Updates on submissions will be sent out on an ongoing basis between March 15 to April 15 2024.
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