SPEAKING PEN INTERNATIONAL & CAPRECON DEVELOPMENT – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS POEMS THEMED ON PEACE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  POEMS THEMED ON PEACE

Speaking Pen International Concept in conjunction with Caprecon Development Foundation is delighted to invite submissions from poets from any country for publication in an anthology titled PEACE IS POSSIBLE.

PEACE IS POSSIBLE: Poems about peace and peaceful co-existence. Peace among different races, different nations, different organizations, different individuals, families, different religions and lots more.

The book (Peace is Possible) would be published in the USA. 30 to 40 poems would be selected for publication in this anthology. Free copies would be shipped to poets whose poem(s) make it as one of the best 5 entries. They will also get copy of Abegunde Sunday’s bestselling book, ‘Unleash Your Potential Beyond Just Motivation’. Winners would also get honoured at the next edition of Speaking Pen Award.

No submission fees are required and no royalties will be paid to authors. By entering your poems for this anthology, you are donating to global charity because all proceeds from this book go to charitable movements.

Poets are free to submit any form of the poems to submit but poets who endeavour to write a particular poetry form other than free verses and blank verses would have a higher advantage of being selected for publication.

Each poem submitted should be between 12 to 28 lines.
Poets can submit a maximum of 3 poems for consideration.
You may submit unpublished or published poems. In the case of published poems, you will be required to write a short paragraph, stating that you own the copyright and permit Speaking Pen International Concept and Caprecon Development Foundation to use and publicly publish it.

You still reserve the copyrights to your submitted works and you can use it as it pleases you anywhere else.
Please send an email to the editor at sunnystar247@yahoo.com orwww.speakingpen.net/contact-us.html with your name and PEACE IS POSSIBLE as the subject line.

Your submission should also include the following:
i. Name
ii. Email address
iii. Mailing address
iv. Mobile phone number
v. A short bio of not more than 120 words

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines may not be honoured.
Submissions are open until 28th May, 2015

EDITOR: Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa
EDITORIAL CONSULTANT: Dollin Holt and Tony Tokunbo Eteka
PUBLISHER: Speaking Pen International Concept

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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