BN Poetry Award - Call for Submissions

Guidelines for Submissions

● It is open to ALL African poets who will not have published a full-length collection of poetry by May 2014
● Submissions should be original, in English and not more than 40 lines. Times New Roman or Arial, single-spaced and size 12. Local languages are accepted only if English translations are sent alongside them
● Send a maximum of three poems and a minimum of one poem to as a word attachment. DO NOT include your name or contact details on the poem itself
● The subject line should read, “BNPA 2014”
● Include your name, email address, country or birth and country of permanent residence, telephone number and the titles of your poems in the body of the email
● The submissions will be accepted from January 6th to May 5th 2014
● More details on the face book page, Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, on the blog and website

The Judges

bn-poetry-award-kgafela-oa-magogodiKgafela oa Magogodi: South African poet, director and musician. He is currently completing a co-writing project for a musical stage play, The Book Of REBELATIONS . Published books include Thy Condom Come (2000) and Outspoken (2004).

bn-poetry-award-joanne-arnottJoanne Arnott:
 Award-winning Canadian poet and writer. Her first book of poetry, Wiles of Girlhood (1991) won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry (1992). Her newest publication of poetry is, A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale, fall 2013).

Richard Ali: Author of City of Memories, Chief Operations Officer of ParrĂ©sia Publishers Ltd and Publicity Secretary [North] of Association of Nigerian Authors. Richard is also Editor-in-Chief of the Sentinel Nigeria Magazine and was a runner-up at the 2008 John la Rose Short Story Competition.


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