Call for Submissions – Poems for Nigeria at 100

Call for Submissions – Poems for Nigeria at 100

Straining at the Seams

Kairos Productions is pleased to invite submissions from poets for publication in an anthology titled Straining at the Seams: Poems for Nigeria at 100. The anthology, intends to discuss the life and times of Nigeria since the merger of the Northern and Southern Protectorates in 1914, will be published in the third quarter of 2013. This will contribute to the celebration of the centenary existence of Nigeria.

There is no restriction as to form or length of the poems to submit but each poem should address the challenges, achievements and hopes of the 100-year-old Nigeria. Authors can submit a maximum of 3 poems for consideration. You may submit unpublished or published poems. In the case of published poems, you will be required to certify that you own the copyright. Authors retain the copyrights to all their works.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please send an email to the editor at with your name and Straining at the Seams as the subject line. Please send all submissions as an attachment in one MS Word document. Your submission should also include the following:
i. Name
ii. Email address
iii. Mailing address
iv. Mobile phone number
v. A short bio of not more than 80 words

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected.

Submissions are open until 31 March 2013 and final decisions made by 30 April 2013.

No submission fees are required and no royalties will be paid to authors. Every author whose poems are published in the anthology will receive 2 complimentary copies of the book and can purchase additional copies at 30% discount.

Editor: Kabura Zakama
Editorial Consultant: Toyin Adewale-Gabriel
Publisher: Kairos Productions

5 thoughts on “Call for Submissions – Poems for Nigeria at 100” by Kabura Zakama (@fulanipoet)

  1. I’m wondering why no royalties will be paid. Is it that the publishers do not intend to make profit from the sales of the books?
    At first, I didn’t get the gist of Nigeria @ 100. I was wondering, until 1914 clicked. Very thoughtful of whoever conceived the idea.


  3. Thank you Efadel and Sambright for your comments. I believe that it is not the practice to pay royalties to contributors to an anthology. What I know is that they may be given discounts when they buy the book. But if you can point me to examples where contributors to an anthology are paid royalties, the publisher and the editor will reconsider the decision not to pay royalties.

  4. Okay o. Lets go there.

    1. Expecting your submissions!

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