CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DAPO OLORUNYOMI NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION (DONEC) 2017

The Dapo Olorunyomi National Essay Competition is an initiative flagged by the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. Displaying exemplary hard work and integrity, Dapo Olorunyomi, a seasoned journalist, has been actively involved in the fight against the menace of questionable activities in governance and domineering leadership. Thus, in honor of his…

CALL FOR ENTRIES: PIN ANNUAL FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017

For ages, feeding the mouth and the mind has ensured the sustenance of mankind, making food and arts complementarily indispensable. Accordingly, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for submissions of food-related poems for the 4th edition of the PIN Annual Food Poetry Contest (initiated in 2013 as Eriata Annual Food Poetry Contest). PRIZES 1st Prize –…

NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2017 – THE PRIZE WINNERS

< p style=”box-sizing:border-box;border:0;font-family:"font-size:14px;margin-right:0;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;outline-color:initial;outline-style:initial;padding:0;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(125,125,125);background-color:rgb(255,255,255);”> < p style=”box-sizing:border-box;border:0;font-family:"font-size:14px;margin-right:0;margin-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;outline-color:initial;outline-style:initial;padding:0;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(125,125,125);background-color:rgb(255,255,255);”>Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce Bakre Fadil Adedamola, Ajah Henry Ekene and Bona O. Solomon as prize winners for the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which opened for submissions on 15th February, 2017 and received 725 poems from students drawn from over 100 tertiary institutions…

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…

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:…

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…

Brunel International African Poetry Prize Announces 2017 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 5th Brunel International African Poetry Prize, a major poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is sponsored by Brunel University London and Commonwealth Writers. It is open to African poets worldwide who have not yet published…

Shortlist Release: KOREA NIGERIA POETRY Competition & Fiesta

Dear Poets, Once again, I wish to on behalf of the Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria and Arojah Concepts appreciate everyone who participated in this year’s edition of the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Fiesta. I must confess that the 3-man jury headed by Korea based Izuchukwu Okeke Job, had a tough time selecting just ten poems out of…

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: A NIGHT OF POETRY PERFORMANCE @ NZEH MADA FESTIVAL 2017 

​Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) National in partnership with Poets in Nigeria (PIN) and Nzeh Mada Festival Secretariat presents a Night of Poetry Performance at Nzeh Mada Festival 2017 slated for April 2017 in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. This initiative is targeted at extolling and enlivening Mada culture and other indigenous cultures through PIN’s Tongues of…

​CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF POETICALLY WRITTEN PROSE WORKS

Writing poetry is naturally our first love but engaging same as a purveyor for the enhancement of creativity in diverse ways, is a passion that has necessitated the birth of Glass Door Concepts, an initiative of Eriata Oribhabor, Poet, Author of Crossroads & The Rubicon and President, Poets in Nigeria. This call is specifically to…

LITERARY EXCHANGE PROJECT: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Goethe-Institut in  Lagos  and  Yaounde in  collaboration with  Saraba   Magazine  and Bakwa   Magazine   invites  applications  for   participation  in  a  mentored  series  of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though  Cameroon  and  Nigeria  are  neighbors  and  share a  lot  of  similar  cultural values,  this  potential has  not  been  exploited for  the  collaborative knowledge and advancement of…