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“Commonwealth Foundation Should Focus on Putting the Youths in Professional and Enterprise Leadership Positions,” Says Alexander Opicho

The Commonwealth Foundation is the Commonwealth’s agency for civil society. They support people’s participation in democracy and development. In this article, Alexander Opicho, intends to suggest more the foundation can do, for the betterment of all. The London based Commonwealth Foundation has enticing leadership programs.  This year, the Foundation held a critical conversation on how...

How To Edit Poetry: A Guide On How To Become One Of The Best Poem Editors In The World.

Serious poets want to be better writers of poetry. Also, they want to learn how to edit poetry. Many poets understand that editing is as important as the actual writing. It’s your opportunity to examine and refine your work into a better and more developed piece worthy of awards. It makes sense to learn how...

Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2020 /How to Submit ($1,000 + Publication)

  The 2020 edition of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is currently open for submissions. This annual award is for African Poets who have not yet published a collection of poetry. The winner of the 2020 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets  will be announced in early January, 2021. This talented...

Brunel International African Poetry Prize/ How to Submit (£3,000 + publication)

The annual Brunel International African Poetry Prize is back this year to develop, celebrate, promote and reward an African poet with £3,000.  The Prize works closely with African Poetry Book Fund (APBF). Most poets who have been nominated and/won have published chapbooks with the African Poetry Book Fund. This prize is sponsored by Brunel University...

SBMEN’s 2020 Creative Writing Workshop For Women Is Supported By Ford Foundation / How To Apply

Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN) is proud to announce its Virtual Creative Writing Workshop for young female writers.   The aim of the SBMEN Creative Writing Workshop For Women  is to: enhance the skills and talent of female writers; explore the literary works of inspiring female writers and provide a platform for female writers...

The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine (How to Submit)

The Shallow Tales review literary magazine is accepting submission in form of fiction, opinion, articles, commentaries, book reviews, poems, one-act plays, cultural essays, art photographs, and random thoughts that revolve around Africa for their 30th issue. Entries are accepted six times a year in January, March, May, July, September, and November by the shallow tales...