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Submit 1 poem of 30 lines or less on the theme of 'Homecoming' 

Submissions are FREE 

Shortlisted poets will be invited to participate in a PTC Creative Translation Workshop (your time attending will be paid for)

6 winners will receive the following: 

  • Poem published in the 2022 Aké Review journal 
  • Opportunity to perform in an online event as art of the Lagos International Poetry Festival 
  • A place on the 2022/23 UNDERTOW polylingual poets development programme


The where and the when

  • The deadline for submissions is midnight, Sunday 4 September 2022
  • The shortlisted poets will be informed on Friday 9 September 2022
  • The poetry translation workshop for the shortlisted poets will take place on Tuesday 20 September 2022
  • The winning poets will be announced 3 October 2022
  • The winning poets will perform at on online event as part of the Lagos International Poetry festival, 27-29 October 2022
  • The winning poets will have their work published in Aké Review 2022 journal, November 2022
  • The UNDERTOW 2022-23 programme will kick off in December 2022
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