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October 2017 Youth Shades Call For Submission

For its October 2017 Issue, Youth Shades Online magazine calls for submission from ardent writers in the following categories:

POETRY

This category is for poets who are willing to battle words with other poets and emerge winners.

  • Email ONLY one poem on the theme – CRIME to info@youthshades.com 
  • Include the theme, your poem’s title, your name and country in the subject of the email. For example: Passion, This is my Passion, John Osas, Nigeria.
  • You can write the poem in the body of the email or attach it as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc)
  • Your Poem should not be longer than 14 lines.
  • Your poem should be original and never published elsewhere.
  • Alongside your poem, send us your bio stating the following:

1. Tell us about yourself

2. What prompted you to begin writing poetry?

3. What conditions help you with your writing process?

4. Why do you think poetry is important?

5. Who is your favorite poet and why?

 

FICTION

  • Email one story to info@youthshades.com
  • Your story should be less than 1,500 words.
  • Your story can be on any social or cultural theme.
  • Include the title of your story, your name and country in the subject of the email.
  • You can write the story in the body of the email or attach it as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc)
  • Your story should be original and never published elsewhere.
  • Alongside your story, send us your bio of less than 50 words.

 

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

  • Same submission guidelines as stated under the FICTION category above.

 

ARTICLES

  • Email one article on lifestyle topics such as health, beauty, fitness, food & drinks, diet, culture, business, environment, inspiration, relationships, education, fashion, etc to info@youthshades.com
  • Same submission guidelines as stated under the FICTION category above.

 

ARTS & SKILLS

  • Paintings, abstract illustrations, drawings, cartoons, makeovers, fashion designs, photography, etc are to be included in this publication. Artists can email their creative works (less than 3), sending them as attachments to info@youthshades.com
  • Include your name and country in subject of the email.
  • Alongside your creative works, send us your bio of less than 50 words.

THERE ARE NO PRIZES FOR OTHER CATEGORIES, EXCEPT POETRY; Youth Shades will only promote works of artists and other writers.

 

Why you should submit to us:

  • Your work gets published and exposed to an international audience as we have readers across several contents including Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.
  • ALL entries will be promoted on our website – www.youthshades.com continuously for two (2) months.
  • You can submit to us as frequently as you want.
  • Contributors receive free copies of our issues.
  • ….. and other benefits.

 

Submission deadline is 5th October, 2017

DO NOT INDULGE IN PLAGIARISM; SUCH WORKS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.

Only works that follow the submission guidelines will be accepted, compiled and published. In a bid to encourage winners of our Poetry Contest, we sell the PDF compilations across online stores at an affordable price, so we can appreciate the winners with cash awards and other gifts.

 

Why you should partake in the Poetry Contest

* The winner of the Poetry Contest bags $10 and we will publish his/her bio.

* The winner, 2nd and 3rd runner-ups receive certificates of participation.

*The winning poem gets reviewed free of charge.

* You can submit different poems every month on different competition themes. This means you can partake in the competition as often as you want and increase your chances of winning.

* … and other benefits

 

Kindly note no parts of works published in our issues should be copied by contributors or readers and distributed without written consent of Youth Shades. Links of our issues can be shared so that people get to buy and read the content.

 

Youth Shades, 

Righting wry things 

 

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Click here to read Youth Shades September 2017.

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