Nigerian NewsDirect will be open to poetry submissions for its Poetry Column-NND beginning January 2021. We hope to publish one poem per week in our newspaper by Nigerian poets & are open to a diversity of voices—established & emerging. Check out our website for older publications to have an idea of what we publish.
We intend to pay a token of N5,000 per poem. Our response time is one week; after which you can send an inquiry mail.
Submission Period: Saturday – Wednesday every week (Entries submitted on Thursday and Friday will remain unread).
– Send in one poem not more than 50 lines to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Submit the poem in the body of the mail.
– Send in bio not more than 50 words.
– Twitter and Instagram handles should be listed therein.
Former contributors are to wait a duration of six months from date of publication before submitting new work to the column. This is to promote an equitable spirit. Resources are limited and we want to give others the opportunity to be published too.
Closed Period: From October to December, we do not receive unsolicited poetry submissions but will instead publish works carefully selected by our curators, if possible.
While the right to the poem reverts to each poet upon publication, Poetry Column-NND reserves the right to republish each published poem in its annual anthology at the end of each year.