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Call for Submissions – House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature

The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature in it’s third edition is looking for radical, forward-thinking fiction and poetry that examines the future of our planet as it relates to Climate Change. The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature is looking for poetry submissions of up to three poems; and short story submissions...

The Society of Classical Poets 2021 Poetry Translation Competition($100 + Publication)

The Society of Classical Poets is accepting poetry translations for their 2021 Poetry Translation Competition. Poets are encouraged to submit poetry translations of poems from the romantic period or earlier. Good knowledge of the iambic meter is an advantage. Eligibility for The Society of Classical Poets 2021 Poetry Translation Competition Poets can be from anywhere in...

The Nigerian Poet, Michael Akuchie, Wins 2019 – 2020 Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award

Author of the micro-chap “Calling Out Grief” (Ghost City Press, 2019) and a final year undergraduate student of English and Literature at the University of Benin – Michael Akuchie wins the Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award for 2019 – 2020 for his poetry manuscript, Wreck.  “Wreck features sharp language and images and a reaching towards God...

Kissing Dynamite Seeks Poetry Microchap manuscripts/ How to Submit (Prizes: $50 + more)

A literary magazine that publishes twelve poems each month, Kissing Dynamite now has a press. This year, the press released its very first publication, “Lifting Every Voice”, an international poetry anthology that also features works by some Nigerian poets, including Aremu Adams Adebisi and Adedayo Agarau. The press now seeks submissions of tiny poetry books...

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets 2020/ How to Apply (Prizes: $1000 + more)

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is now open for submissions. Awarded annually to a debut poetry book or manuscript by an African poet, the prize is given by the African Poetry Book Fund, in partnership with Praire Schooner and the University of Nebraska. The prize comes with prize money of a $1000...