Storymoja Hay Festival Poetry Competition

Storymoja and International PEN Kenya Chapter invite you to submit poems for the Storymoja Hay Festival Poetry Competition.

They welcome bold, innovative poems that are rooted in local contexts and idioms, attentive to the nuances and textures of everyday life. Poems that help us see and imagine Kenya in its complex variety.

The winning entry will receive a prize of Kshs 20,000, 2nd and 3rd places will receive Kshs 10,000 and Kshs 5,000 respectively.Winners will have the opportunity to perform during the Hay Festival, October 1-3, 2010. Winning entries will also be published in the Nairobi Star.

Submit a maximum of two poems to The subject line of the email should be “Hay Poetry Submission.”

Submit poems as attachments using either Microsoft Word (doc) or Rich Text File (rtf) formats. On a separate cover page, please include your contact information, including your name, email address, and phone number. Do not put any of this information on the pages containing poetry.

Submissions close at midnight on Monday August 30, 2010.

They will not be able to respond to individual queries.

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