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20.35 Africa Issue II.

As part of 20.35 Africa’s fundraising efforts to register the poetry collective as an NGO, they are organizing an online one-on-one consultation with award-winning poet Cheswayo Mphanza. The programme, which is scheduled to run from March 9 to March 31, is aimed at helping emerging poets to better understand their craft. It would address such professional questions as self-editing, analyzing poems, sending out pitches and freelancing.

Interested writers may submit up to five poems for Mphanza to edit. He would then give a holistic assessment of the submitted work, coupled with what recommendations of works to read to further improve the poet’s writing. 100% of the proceeds from this slot would go towards registering 20.35 Africa as an NGO.

Payment plan options are available for students and those who express financial need. If you are a student, one must show proof of that. Please email 20.35africa.anthology@gmail.com regarding a payment plan before you send your work. The subject line is as follows: “20.35 Africa Consultation Student Payment Plan.” Also, email them first for how to make payment before sending your poems. Once you send the initial payment, then send your poems in a single PDF + Word document to 20.35africa.anthology@gmail.com with the subject line “20.35 Africa Consultation Writing Packet.” Please note: consultations will not begin until payment is completed.

Cheswayo Mphanza was born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His work has been featured or is forthcoming in the New England Review, New Orleans Review, American Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Callaloo, Columbia University, and Cave Canem. A finalist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and a recipient of the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, he earned his MFA from Rutgers-Newark.

Dates: March 9 – March 31 2020

Cost: $160USD / N58,486+ for 1 hour ($15USD / N5,000 for additional 15 minutes)

Inquiries should be addressed to 20.35africa.anthology@gmail.com 

 

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