Society of Young Nigerian Writers calls for poems, essays on rape and violence against women

Posted by News Express | 6 September 2020 | 2,905 times

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The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) has urged Nigerian writers and the general public to join in the fight against rape and violence against women by contributing poems and essays in its forthcoming anthology titled ‘Get Consent’.

In a press statement jointly issued and signed by the National Coordinator and Secretary of the Movement, and Coordinator Federal University of Technology Owerri, Miss Angelica Uwaezuoke and Mr. Innocent David Chinaecherem respectively, the group called on writers to lend their voices against “this horrid act so as to drive a change in the perception of women-targeted sexual abuse.”

Entries are expected in form of poetry and essays from budding and established writers within and outside Nigeria. Intending entries should focus exclusively on the theme, ‘Rape and Sexual Violence’ and only works relating to the theme will be accepted for publication.

Writers are free to write on their personal experience or those of others in the form of essays or poems using any title of their choice. There is no monetary prize attached and submission is free and open to writers across the world.

Submission Guidelines

Language Medium – English

Genre – Poetry/Articles

Theme – Rape and Police Brutality.

Poems should be between the minimum of 20 lines and maximum of 40 lines while Essays should be between the minimum of 150 and the maximum of 300.

Entrants are advised to send the following information alongside their entries

i. Name

ii. Age

iii. Gender

iv. Location

 v. Phone Number

vi. Where you heard about the Call for entries

vii. Short Profile about yourself.

viii. Permission to publish your poem/essay (in one or two paragraphs)

ix. Name of school or university if any

A Sentence of not more than 50 words describing the poem.

Permission to publish your work among the shortlisted entries.

Title of your mail should be addressed as “Raise your pen against Rape”

All entries must be submitted to: and also copy

Deadline for Submission is 15th of August, 2020.

Any signs of plagiarism will disqualify the entrant.

Organiser’s decision is final


Award of Certificates of Participation to all Entrants.

Award of Certificates of Excellence to only the shortlisted entrants.

Only shortlisted work(s) will be published in e-book format

Automatic membership into the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW).

Interested poets are advised to call: Angelica .C. Uwaezuoke (Coordinator) –  08067308372, 08081496772,  Innocent David Chinaecherem (Secretary) – 08162434832, Wole Adedoyin on 08072673852 or




Source: News Express

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