Nigeria News Direct Weekly Poetry Column | N5,000 per poem

Nigerian NewsDirect will be open to poetry submissions beginning January 2021.

We hope to publish one poem per week in our newspaper by Nigerian poets & are open to a diversity of voices established & emerging.

Check out our website for older publications to have a idea of what we publish. We intend to pay a token of N5,000 per poem.

Our response time is one week; after which you can send an inquiry mail.

Submission Period: Saturday — Wednesday every week (Entries submitted on Thursday & Friday will remain unread).

🔔 ATTENTION: There is at least ONE opportunity for everyone. Locate below:


  • Send in one poem not more than 50 lines to (Note: “n” appears three times in the email address).
  • Submit the poem in the body of the mail.
  • Send in your biography not more than 50 words.
  • Send your Twitter and Instagram handles also.

For more information, please send an enquiry mail to (Note: “n” appears three times in the email address).

See below for deadline, others.

 🕡 Deadline: Jan/25/2021 [See all deadlines]
 🔔 Reminder: Google Calendar
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 📋 Category: Literary Contests. Other Literary Contests:

Deadlines 🔵 Open Opportunities
Jan/31/2021 » Stephen A. Dibiase 6th Annual Poetry Prize | $1400
Jan/31/2021 » The Roadrunner Annual Prize | $100 Cash, Publication
Feb/15/2021 » Living in Northern Nigeria Short Story Anthology
Feb/18/2021 » Puchi Award Competition 2021 | £8000 + Publication
Feb/25/2021 » Dread Machine Anthology Submission | $800, Publication
Mar/10/2021 » Amazon KDP Pen To Publish Contest | $25,000 (#10,000,000) Cash Prize, Mentorship
Mar/15/2021 » Toyin Falola Prize 2021 | $2500 Prize
Mar/21/2021 » The K & L Prize 2021 | $1000 + Publication
Mar/31/2021 » The Restless Books Prize | Prize: $10000
Apr/25/2021 » EPOCH Magazine Submission | $50 per poem, $150 per story
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