African Global Networks (AGN)

Poetry Platform

Submission Guidelines

The poetry platform is solely open to Africans residing on the African continent.  It is geared towards emerging poets but does not exclude those who are more established if they so wish.

Before submitting any work for consideration you are advised to review the information below to ensure it is acceptable to you.

Ideally work should be in pdf format or if not then Microsoft Word .doc format will do.   You can submit 1, 2 or 3 poems maximum for us to review. Each poem must be no longer than one A4 sheet of paper in length and written in English. Irrespective of the number of pieces submitted kindly attach one or more pieces to the same email.

Short pieces of less than 15 lines with a word average of 6 words per line will not be considered.  Work interspersed with a handful of words and/ or phrases in an African language is fine. You may be asked to define the African words and/ or phrases you use for our records.

We pay £20.00 for each poem we agree to publish.   Entrants must be over 18 years of age and their work must be their own and free of copyright restrictions. No transfer of ownership in part or in whole will result from participation in this initiative.  In other words ownership of an artist’s work will remain their own.

All submissions published on our website are subject to our terms of use which can be viewed via the link in the footer of our website –   We will review your submission and decide whether it is a good fit.

If we wish to publish any of your work, subject to confirmation of your ID and receipt of an appropriately completed ‘agreement to publish’ mandate; each piece we agree to publish will appear on our website for a minimum period of one month but not exceeding 32 consecutive days.

We don’t publish anything that is crude, discriminatory, political, religious, antagonistic or profane. Work can be pessimistic, optimistic, angry, happy or convey any mix of emotions and/ or be based on a wide range of subject matter.

Feel free to forward submissions or raise any queries via the email address Payment will be made by paypal or bank/ money transfer within 7 days of the publication term end date.

Successful authors will be asked to provide a photo and short paragraph about themselves. These details together with your name and poem will be published on our website.

All entrants must wait one calendar year before they can enter new work again.

African Global Networks (AGN) – July 2019

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