Category: Poetry

  • Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    Lambda Awards 2024 winners announced.

    The winners of the Lambda Awards 2024 were announced in New York, USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. These are the writers of African descent who won. The Lambda Literary Awards, or the “Lammys,” as they are known, are an award of Lambda Literary, the oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing Lesbian, Gay, Trans,…

  • Literary Magazines: PREE, Joburg Review, Lounloun, Journal of West Indian Literature

    Literary Magazines: PREE, Joburg Review, Lounloun, Journal of West Indian Literature

    New editions of PREE, Johannesburg Review of Books, Lounloun, and Journal of West Indian Literature are available for your reading pleasure. Johannesburg Review of Books The Johannesburg Review of Books is an independent literary review that publishes reviews, essays, poetry, photographs, and short fiction from South Africa, Africa, and beyond. The latest edition features contributions…

  • Literary Magazines: A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, Ubwali

    Literary Magazines: A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, Ubwali

    New editions of A Long House, Lolwe, Akewi, and Ubwali are now available for your reading pleasure. A Long House A Long House is a new frontier for African and black expression, literature, and critical discourse founded in 2020. The newest edition with the theme “Connections” has contributions from Olumide Manuel, Hope Joseph, Abu Bakr…

  • Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek, Kyle Okeke are Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 joint winners

    Ehiorobo Derek and Kyle Okeke were declared joint-winners of the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2024 on Friday, May 31, 2024. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform. Previous…

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for June 2024.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for June 2024.

    In our monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in June 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), opportunity hubs, journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share in the comments. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Opportunity hubs…

  • Isele Prizes 2024 winners announced.

    Isele Prizes 2024 winners announced.

    Gloria Mwaniga, Alex Leslie, and Erinola Daranijo won in their categories at the Isele Prizes 2024; the announcement was made on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The Isele Prizes were founded to celebrate the best of short stories, poetry, and essays by writers published in the Ukamaka Olisakwe founded Isele Magazine in 2022. They are split…

  • Literary Magazines: Arablit Quarterly, Omenana, Plough Shares, Women in Islam

    Literary Magazines: Arablit Quarterly, Omenana, Plough Shares, Women in Islam

    New editions of Arablit Quarterly, Omenana Magazine Plough Shares Women in Islam Journal are available for your reading pleasure. Arablit Quarterly ArabLit Quarterly is a literary magazine that brings together Arabic literature, essays, wordplay, art, music, and food in translation, founded in 2018.  In the latest edition, ArabLit Quarterly and Gaza’s Majalla 28 come together…

  • All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

    All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 runs in Accra, Ghana from May 23 – 26, 2024. It will celebrate the Legacy of Efua Theodora Sutherland under the theme “Poetry & Play.”  The All African Women Poetry Festival was launched by Tuniq Africa founded by Emma Ofosua in Accra, Ghana in 2023. It was aimed at…

  • Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Eve Guerra are Académie Goncourt 2024 Spring winners

    Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Eve Guerra are Académie Goncourt 2024 Spring winners

    Louis-Philippe Dalembert and Eve Guerra were declared winners of Académie Goncourt 2024 Spring Literary prizes on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. The Société littéraire des Goncourt (Goncourt Literary Society), usually called the Académie Goncourt (Goncourt Academy), is a French literary organisation based in Paris founded by the French writer and publisher Edmond de Goncourt in 1900.…

  • Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024 shortlist announced.

    Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024 shortlist announced.

    The six shortlisted writers in the running for the Abu Sherif Poetry Prize 2024 were announced on Thursday, April 25, 2024. The Abu Sherif Poetry Prize is named in honour of Abu Sherif, a prolific Liberian poet who lost his life to sickle cell. It is open only to Liberians between the ages of 17…

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for May 2024.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for May 2024.

    In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in May 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), opportunity hubs, journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share in the comments. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Opportunity hubs…

  • Writivism Prize 2023 winners announced

    Writivism Prize 2023 winners announced

    Damilola Omotoyinbo, Mlamli Tyulu, and Hussani Abdulrahim are the winners of the Writivism Prize 2023 announced on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Writivism, the project of writing as activism, was started by Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire, Naseemah Mohamed, and Kyomuhendo A Ateenyi at the Centre for African Cultural Excellence in Kampala, Uganda in 2012. They conducted several…

  • L.A. Times Book Prizes 2023 winners announced.

    L.A. Times Book Prizes 2023 winners announced.

    Tananarive Due, Airea D. Matthews, Shannon Sanders, and Amber McBride won in their categories at the L.A. Times Book Prizes 2023 announced on Friday, April 17, 2024.   The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were founded by Art Seidenbaum, a Los Angeles Times book editor from 1978 to 1985, in 1980. They are awarded annually…

  • Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, and Khadejatou Sall. James by Percival Everett Publisher:  DoubledayDate:  March 19, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House Percival Everett Percival Everett is a Distinguished Professor of English at…

  • Ishion Hutchinson on Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ishion Hutchinson on Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ishion Hutchinson’s poetry collection School of Instructions is in the shortlist for Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize 2024 announced on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The Griffin Poetry Prize is the world’s largest international prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English. The Canada-based prize was founded by businessman and…