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WIN Zimbabwe launches 2013 Poetry Anthology project

21 Sep 2012

reprinted from WIN-Zimbabwe Newsletter #56

WIN, with its all-seasons partner Global Arts Trust, is launching a ‘3-in-1’ poetry anthology project for next year, 2013, which aims to give a voice to new Zimbabwean poets in English, Shona and Ndebele languages. The idea of an anthology of this unique type was first expressed by some of our members and was then confirmed at the recently ended Short Story Writing Skills Training Workshop via post-workshop evaluation where new writers felt they also needed a chance to display their poetic grandeur via an anthology. The anthology is open to young and old, male and female unpublished poets. This project, among other objectives, seeks to provide a springboard for new Zimbabwean poets to showcase their talents in their mother languages. The ultimate goal is to make it a school set text.

Submission Guidelines:

· Poems must be in English, Shona and Ndebele
· Each poet can submit a maximum of 5 poems
· Poems should attempt new, original forms and content. The anthology is targeting secondary and high school audience
· Each poem should not be longer than one and half pages
· Submissions, typed or handwritten or sent by email, should bear the poet’s short biography (500 words) and contact details such as full name, email address, mobile number, postal and residential addresses
· Poets submitting their works should at least be registered members of WIN
· Closing date for submission is Saturday, December 15, 2012
· Submit poems to Global Arts Trust/WIN, 168 Chinhoyi Street, Harare or email to winzimbabwe@gmail.com