In a bid to fulfil its long term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry, Nigerian NewsDirect, celebrating its 10th year anniversary has instituted a yearly poetry competition—Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize.
First Prize: N70,000
Second Prize: N50,000
Third Prize: N30,000
The submission period will run from December 5, 2020 – January 25, 2021. Judges to be announced soon.
- The competition is open to all Nigerian poets at different stages of their career (except members of Unserious Collective and staff/interns of The African Writers). Nigerian poet, we take to mean a person born in Nigeria, or whose parents (at least one) are Nigerian, or a person living in Nigeria naturalized as a citizen.
- Send in ONE previously unpublished poem of any length in a .doc or .docx file—Single-spaced. Font: 12, Garamond or Times New Roman—to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: “n” appears three times in the email address)
- Original entries only.
- There is no guiding theme or style. Submit your best work.
- Email subject should read, “NNDPP 2020 ENTRY.”
- In the body of the mail add full name, a bio not more than 70 words, email address, and phone number.
- No entry Fee.
- Entrants retain copyright of their works but submission gives us permission to publish selected poems in a future anthology.