Kreative Diadem publishes poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, and interviews. From its inception, the journal offers a platform for celebrating the work of both established and emerging writers. We are interested in the literary art form and the writer’s intent to merge creativity and surprise. While our goal is to give ample visibility to literary works, we never compromise quality and merit.
A massive chunk of our readership is from Africa, albeit we receive entries from any part of the world. No barriers, we believe that creativity has no language.
Asides regular online publication, we publish an annual issue. The second issue, Rebel, featured works by some of Africa’s brightest minds: Logan February, Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke, Laura Kaminski, Hauwa Shafii Nuhu, Frances Ogamba and others. For regular publication, we have featured award-winning writers such as Tade Ipadeola, Okwudili Nebeolisa, Arinze Ifeakandu, Gbenga Adeoba, Kanyinsola Olorunnisola, Oyin Oludipe, Nome Patrick, Eriata Oribhabor, and Samuel Ugbechie.
Over the years, we have shown spirited commitment towards discovering young talents through our annual writing contest — a contest for Nigerian writers below the age of 21. Our past contests have unveiled promising poets and writers such as Olakunle Ologunro, Chiamaka Nwangu, Chizoma Emeka Joshua, Chinedu Onyedikachi, Nneoma Mbalewe, and Anthony Okpunor.
Our past issues and contests have been edited/judged by Kechi Nomu, TJ Benson, Su’eddie Vershima Agema, and Wale Owoade. The guest editors for our third issue, Isolation, are Rasaq Malik, Brunel Prize shortlisted writer (poetry); Ope Adedeji, 2020 US Magazine Awards finalist (fiction); and Tolulope Daniel, who made the 2018 Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction longlist and has held editorial positions at Afridiaspora, The Single Story Foundation Journal and Panorama Journal (nonfiction).
Editorially, we seek engaging stories that defy the norm. Artistic works from courageous writers willing to swim in uncharted territories intrigue us. We have a home for writers passionate about exploring new forms of presenting age-long ideas, writers that are unashamed of being vulnerable with grace. Such pens will have an abode with us.
Beautiful poems make words look more than letters. We love to see poems that provoke great thoughts and stoke powerful emotions. If you have one of such poems, we can create a space for it in our online library.
Our communities are lifeless without stories. At the center of strong communities lies engaging stories that touch the heart. If you are the king of suspense or the queen of thrillers, we have got a room for you.
From time to time, we host award-winning poets and writers in educative conversations that will leave you inspired. These interviews will spur you on to do magnificent things with your life.