In recent times, there has been an upsurge in interest for poetry writing and reading amongst the younger generation. Therefore, in recognition and furtherance of the foregoing, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce a call for manuscripts for the maiden edition of its chapbook series tagged “Rainbow of Voices”.

The initiative of PIN is geared towards showcasing the creative prowess of young poets and documenting their views and opinions on contemporary issues amid appreciative readership.



  • Open to poets between the ages of 18 and 40
  • Can be of any nationality and resident in any part of the world


  • Submit a manuscript of 10 – 20 poems on singular or diverse themes
  • Include a cover page with the following details: title, subtitle and author’s name
  • Manuscripts must be original works of the entrants
  • Original artworks and photographs can be featured in the collection
  • A maximum of 4 preliminary pages for dedication, blurbs, foreword and preface
  • Include a 150-word biography on the last page of your manuscript
  • Accompany your manuscript with a cover letter, stating the focus of your work
  • Works promoting hate, racism, religious intolerance, vulgarity, obscenity and other forms of immoralities will be rejected
  • Contact details (email address and phone number) of the author should be in the body of the mail and forwarded alongside the cover letter and manuscript to this address


  • Only manuscripts which meet our standards will be considered for publication.
  • Selected manuscripts will be published on our site here, made downloadable (free) and adequately promoted.
  • Authors retain copyrights to their work but give us the sole rights to electronically distribute their works.
  • Selected poets will pay the sum of N25, 000 ($70), covering cover page design, formatting/layout, editing and proofing.
  • Selected poets can discuss the possibility of releasing a full-length book in hard copy with us a month after the release of the chapbook.

Submission Period: 6th October – 15th November 2018

Publishing Period: 25th November – 31st December 2018


For further enquiries, please contact the moderator

Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom on; +2347034847164.

Moderator, PIN Chapbook Series



Esther Odafe
Author: Esther Odafe

I read and I write. When I'm not doing either of the two, you will find me asleep or engrossed in a movie.

Solace; healing after pain