Each month we will issue a new writing challenge for you to share a new poem with us in the hopes of sharing work from around the world, connecting poets across borders and compiling our very own global anthology and mixtape.

How do I submit my work? Submitting your work to the Next Generation Speaks project is simple. Upload your poem as text, video or audio on any platform and share on Twitter or Facebook with the official hashtag, #NextGenSpeaks. You can submit as many poems as you like, the whole point is to write and share with a growing global community. Please keep poems shorter than 200 words.

How do I get my work in the global anthology/mixtape? The Next Generation Speaks project comes to an end in September 2017. After 6 months of issuing new writing challenges for poets all over the world to respond to, we’ll have more than enough to pick from in order to create a global anthology and mixtape from the poems submitted.

Challenge #2: What Is Your Skin Worth
April 2017

For the second month we have decided to raise the writing stakes with our brand new writing challenge theme “What is your skin worth?” Skin comes in all shades. To some their skin is a vehicle for the soul while others view it as a cage where they are trapped and marginalized. What is skin to you? What is your relationship with your skin? How do you carry your skin in the world? Most importantly, what is your skin worth?

Challenge #1: Unwritten Letter To My Lover
March 2017

For the first writing challenge, we decided to take it easy and choose a topic many poets find easy to tackle; love. Share your poem/s with the theme “Unwritten Letter To My Lover” today.

Have you ever thought of a special someone and had all the feelings BUT none of the words? Are you the kind to leave things unsaid…unwritten? Do you have a world of poems inside you, just never found the right time to release? Now is your time! Find the words, paint beautiful images with them and let them carry us…or even that lover to a whole new world.

What are you waiting for? Start writing and share today!