COMMUNICATORS LEAGUE CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST – SHORTLIST (POETRY CATEGORY)

Communicators League is delighted to announce the shortlist (Poetry Category) for the maiden edition of the Creative Writing Contest 2017 which closed to submissions on 30th May, 2017. The Poetry category received 108 entries which was processed and forwarded to the judges. The shortlisted entries with details of their authors are as follows: “BEHIND CLOSED…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017 – THE PRIZE WINNERS

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UPDATE: Communicators League Creative Writing Contest, 2017

Communicators League is pleased to announce the end of the call for submissions for its maiden edition of the Creative Writing Contest 2017. The contest which opened to submissions on the 1st of May 2017 and lasted till the 30th of May 2017, received 164 submissions from within and outside Nigeria.   The poetry category…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017 – THE LONGLIST

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the longlist for the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which closed to submissions on 15th March, 2017.  Poems numbering 725 were received, processed and forwarded to an 8-man judging panel chaired by Professor Akachi Ezeigbo for critical assessment. The longlisted entries with details of…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017:  TOP 100 POEMS

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the top 100 entries for the 2nd edition of Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which received 725 poems from students drawn from over 100 tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad. The poems with details of the authors are listed below in no particular order: WHEN IT ALL COMES…

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 7): CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Building on the remarkable success of previous issues of the PIN Quarterly Journal, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries aligning with various columns of the journal due for release in the fourth week of April, 2017. The columns listed below are opened to corresponding entries: CRISPY SATIRE: features poems with satirical attributes. POETIC INSIGHT:…

2017 COMMONWEALTH SHORT STORY PRIZE SHORTLIST

Twenty-one outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel out of almost 6000 entries from 49 Commonwealth countries. This was a record number of submissions, an increase of almost 50% from 2016. Now in its sixth year the Prize is for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English. Chair of the…

SPECIAL UPDATE: Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP), 2017 

We are pleased to state that, the response to our call for submission of poems made on 16th February, 2017 is unprecedented as highlighted below: Entries so far: 307 Tertiary institutions (Nigeria): 65 Tertiary institutions (Overseas): 3 Other notable developments are as follows: PIN has secured the approval of the Vice Chancellor of the University…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017

INTRODUCTION Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) designed to stimulate creativity, promote literary excellence and broaden the concept of intellectualism among Nigerian undergraduates in Nigeria and the Diaspora. Unarguably the nation’s foremost poetry platform for students, the maiden edition of the prize was inaugurated in 2016 and received…

New Release: The Sun Will Rise Again (Top 100 Poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016)

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the release of the electronic version of The Sun Will Rise Again, a collection of top 100 poems of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) 2016. The eBook can be downloaded onOkadaBooks and Amazon via the following links: http://okadabooks.com/book/about/the_sun_will_rise_again/13243 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X6HJG3Q Initiated in 2016 to stimulate creativity and promote literary excellence,…

Special Release: Duotrope adds a listing for Communicators League

Duotrope, an award-winning Writers’ resource registered in New Mexico, has recently added a listing for Communicators League (CL) for writers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and visual art. This was stated in a mail dated 10th February, 2017 and forwarded from the Duotropers’ Admin to CL Editor about the new development which validates the status of Communicators League…

Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Sally Yates

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who was appointed by Barack Obama, ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president’s executive order. A White House statement accused Ms Yates of “betraying” the justice department and being “weak on borders”. Mr Trump replaced her with Dana…

Iraqi parliament wants government to retaliate against U.S. travel ban

The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to ask the government to “retaliate” against U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries, a parliamentary media official told Reuters. Trump’s order suspending travel, which he signed on Friday, has prompted angry reactions in Iraq, where more than…

Canadian PM says mosque shooting a ‘terrorist attack on Muslims’

Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims”. Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the attack. Initially, the mosque president…