HAPPY BOOKERS INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST


1st Prize: $100
2nd Prize: $75
Deadline for submission is August 15, 2012.
Happy Bookers calls for submission of poems from poets all around the world. Since the competition is organized in commemoration of the 25thyear of Akwa Ibom state (Nigeria), the poems should be only 25 words long.  
Poems should be written in the English Language. Theme is unrestricted, but poems must be in honour of Akwa Ibom state.
 Deadline for submission is August 15, 2012.
 Entry is free
Poems must be the exclusive work of entrant and must not have been previously published anywhere. Poems must be pasted in the body of the mail and sent to poetry25@happybookers.com.ng. Subject of email: poetry contest
Entries must contain the following details: Title, Name and Surname, Email address, Address, Phone number and a short autobiography (no more than 30 words).
Entries that fail to meet any of the above criteria may be disqualified.
Entries must be received by noon, August 15, 2012.
Shortlist will be announced on September 3, 2012. Winners will be notified via e-mail by Sept. 10, 2012.
Contest will be judged by writer, actress and performance poet, Iquo DianaAbasi Eke. Some of her poems can be found oniquoeke.blogspot.com.
AWARDS:
1st Prize: $100
2nd Prize: $75
All prize winners will be announced both HERE and on the Happy Bookers website. (www.happybookers.com.ng)
Poems will be published on the sites and in a journal, Akwa Ibom @ 25
Prizes are payable through PayPal or direct bank transfer.
Good luck!

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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