The Mainlander #3: The Sprout Issue


The Mainlander is a showcase of emerging voices in arts and literature, are we are now accepting submissions for the third issue.

The theme for the third edition is SPROUT, we are interested in works that explore shifts, trends and the new rhythm of the society from the last decade into the future. We desire submission of works that engages this theme. As 2020 marks the beginning of another decade, we welcome individual expression of new beginning as creatives in this modern fast-paced society.

Guideline for submission:

Fiction should not be more than 5000 words original writing, along with a short biographical statement (100 words max).

Poetry should be original and properly formatted, along with a short biographical statement (100 words max).

Visual arts can be drawing, illustration, painting, photography works. Send along with a short biographical statement (100 words max).

Only one submission per person per category. You can submit in as many categories as you wish.

You will receive an acknowledgment after submission. Successful submissions will be further notified via email and the writers contacted  after the submission window closes.

Submit here.

We look forward to your submission.


Lake Adedamola is a poet, writer, and editor with Nantygreens, who's worked with several other literary blogs including Brittle Paper. He has, since 2018, served in various capacities on the Lagos International Poetry Festival, LIPFest, team.

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