Kreative Diadem Annual Issue

Come, let’s make magic with words and decorate letters in apparels of wits.


This is the theme for the 2019 edition of our annual issue. 



We want to drown in the deep waters of wits and swim in the silent sea of sounds. Poetry is a key that opens the vault of hidden meanings and gives life to abstract ideas. We are looking for daring poems that equally provoke our thoughts and inspire us to take action.



We want to relish the gentle breeze of drama and enjoy the cruise to the climax of your story. Remarkable short stories break all the rules and shatter the boundaries of normalcy. We can’t wait to enjoy the aroma of the story you are brewing in your magic pot.


We have created a big room for everything else other than fiction and poetry. You can treat us with a gift from your delectable collection of book reviews, memoirs, essays, and creative nonfiction. We have a soft spot for creative pieces, that’s all we care about.

“Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.”

– Louis L’Amour

Eligibility Requirements


No age restrictions; it’s open to everyone. Creativity has no age limits!


We are receiving entries from everyone regardless of your geographical location.

General Submission Guidelines

  • All entries should revolve around the theme of Rebel. You are free to interpret it as you wish.
  • The submission window opens on May 17, 2019.
  • We do not accept work which has been previously published, in print or online (we consider self-publishing to blogs, message boards, or Facebook as publication if it can be viewed publicly).
  • Simultaneous submissions are not eligible.
  • Only works written in the English language are eligible. Works from other languages will only be accepted if accompanied by English translations, with the permission of the original author.
  • There is no submission fee charged.
  • If your work is chosen, you are paid a token.
  • Submit every entry as an attachment. In the body of the mail, provide the following details: your name, email address, phone number (with your country code) and an author bio between 50 to 100 words. The subject line should read the name of the entrant and the genre, for instance: Annual Issue – Kanyinsola Olorunnisola – Flash Fiction.
  • All entries are to be submitted to
  • Guidelines for specific genres are shown below.


  • Submit no more than three (3) poems.
  • Each poem must be titled.
  • The poems must be in a single Word document saved with the name of the entrant.
  • Any style or length is eligible. Just impress the editors!

Flash Fiction

  • Submit only one story under 150 words.
  • Each story must be titled.
  • The story must be submitted as a Word document saved with the name of the entrant.


  • Submit only one short story between 1,500 and 5,000 words.
  • Each story must be titled.
  • The story must be submitted as a Word document saved with the name of the entrant.


  • Submit only one non-fiction piece between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Each story must be titled.
  • Book reviews, creative nonfiction, memoirs, essays and other forms of nonfiction are welcome.
  • Since the publication is intended for a general audience, technical works such as scholarly writings and academic proposals are not eligible.
  • The story must be submitted as a Word document saved with the name of the entrant.

2019 Edition

This is our second issue ever, we believe that the blessings of your outstanding pieces will make it a beautiful collage. 


MAY 17, 2019

Call for Entries Begin

JUNE 30, 2019

Deadline for Submission (23:59 GMT)

JULY 31, 2019

EXTENDED Deadline for Submission (23:59 GMT)

OCTOBER 1, 2019

Publication & Release of Issue

Guest Editors


J.K. Anowe

JK Anowe, Igbo-born poet and essayist, is author of the poetry chapbooks The Ikemefuna Tributaries: a parable for paranoia (Praxis Magazine Online, 2016) and SKY RAINING FISTS (Madhouse Press, 2019). A recipient of the inaugural Brittle Paper Award for Poetry in 2017 and a finalist for the 2019 Gerard Kraak Award, he holds a BA in “a course he doesn’t care much for” from University of Benin, Nigeria. His poems have appeared in Palette Poetry, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Muse, Brittle Paper, Elsewhere Lit, Expound, Enkare Review, Gnarled Oak, Poetry Life & Times, Praxis Magazine Online, and elsewhere. He’s Editor: Poetry Chapbooks, at Praxis Magazine Online. He lives, teaches, and writes, when he’s not travelling, from somewhere in Nigeria.


Tochukwu Okafor

Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor is a Nigerian writer whose work has appeared in the 2018 Best of the Net, the 2019 Best Small Fictions, The Guardian, Harvard’s Transition Magazine, Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. A 2018 Rhodes Scholar finalist and a 2018 Kathy Fish Fellow, he has won the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction. He has been shortlisted for the 2017 Awele Creative Trust Award, the 2016 Problem House Press Short Story Prize, and the 2016 Southern Pacific Review Short Story Prize. He lives in Pittsburgh, USA, and is at work on a novel and a short story collection.

Countdown to Submission Extended Deadline








Our second issue ever Rebel is out. We had enthralling conversations with Frances Ogamba, Caleb Okereke, and Logan February. It is a bouquet of the best thought-provoking pieces you will find out there.

Do you love our published works?

You can add your literary work to an endless list of poems, short stories, flash fiction, and essays.

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