The Osun State Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) under the leadership of Prince Bunyamin Sijuwade is seeking submissions of quality poems and essays from indigenes and non indigenes of Osun state in commemoration of Osun at 30.
In a press statement issued and signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the Association, Oladejo Haneef called on Osun state writers to lend their voices in celebrating the beauty of the state of the virtue.
Entries are only expected in Poetry and Essays from budding and established poets and essayists within and outside the state. Intending entries should focus exclusively on Osun state and only works relating to the theme will be accepted for publication.
Below is the submission guideline:
Only essays and poems are accepted for the anthology
Entrant must specify the genre of his entry, that is, specify whether it is Poetry or Essay
The essays and poems MUST be in the memory of Chinua Achebe, and may focus on his life, works personality, writing style or other areas.
The essays or poems should be brief and concise —a maximum of 500 words for essays or reviews, and a maximum of 30 lines for poetry.
Author’s information —location/contact address, phone number, e-mail address, and a short bio of no more than 40 words should be included in the submission.
Submission is FREE and open to writers from any part of the world.
Entry MUST be the original work of the essayist/poet.
Minimum of three entries and maximum of five entries entry per person is allowed.
Entrant may choose/write on any interesting title of his/her choice.
Entries should be sent to email@example.com, with the subject “OSUN@30 ESSAY/POETRY ANTHOLOGY”
Entry MUST be type-written and sent in the body of the mail; NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT. Entries sent as attachment will be automatically disqualified.
Submission Deadline: 30th October 2021. Late Entry will not be accepted.
Entries could be written in English or Yoruba Language.
All successful/shortlisted essays and poetry will be published in the proposed Osun @ 30 Poetry/Essay Anthology (soft and hard copies).
Online promotion of successful/published essays and poems and the entrants.
All successful entrants shall receive Certificate of Participation.
Each successful entrant is entitled to author’s copy of the published anthology
Automatic/free membership and admission into the Osun State Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), (for successful/published entrants.)
For enquiries call: Prince Bunyamin Sijuwade (ANA Osun Chairman) – +234 806 764 5989 or Haneef Oladejo (ANA Osun PRO) – +234 813 721 2926 or Glory Olutayo (ANA Osun Financial Secretary) – +234802 830 9989