Submit to Issue II of 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

12 Mar 2019
Submit to Issue II of 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

Deadline: 9 April 2019

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry is in search of submissions for its second edition, guest-edited by Yasmin Belkhyr, a contributor to the debut issue, and Kayo Chingonyi and set to be released later this year.

The arrival of 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry—curated by the Nigerian poets Ebenezer Agu, D.E. Benson, Chisom Okafor, Gbenga Adeoba and the visual artist Osinachi—pushed institutional boundaries in the modern African poetry scene.

Its debut issue was guest-edited by Safia Elhillo and Gbenga Adesina and featured thirty-two poets, including Romeo Oriogun, JK Anowe, Lilian Aujo, and Nkateko Priscilla and Cheswayo Mphanza who were recently in conversation.

– The anthology is for African poets who are between the ages of 20, or who would be 20 by the time of publication, and 35.

– Contributors published in the previous issue are NOT eligible for this issue, but may send in works in subsequent editions.

– Submissions can cut across various themes and each contributor may send three poems ONLY. Please send us your best poems, properly edited.

– The anthology is ONLY for African poets. We define an African poet as someone born in Africa, or whose parents (at least one) are African, or someone who currently lives in Africa and has done so for at least 10 years.

– Poets who have had a full length book or a chapbook or pamphlet published in electronic or print format can submit. Poets who have not been published in any form or on any literary forum/outlet, and fall into the acceptable age bracket, are encouraged to submit as well.

All enquiries must be sent to 20.35africa.anthology@gmail.com. Enquiries sent to the submissions email address may not be read.

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