Deadline: July 31, 11:59 p.m. (any time zone)
adda, Commonwealth Writers’ online story hub, seeks writers for commissioning to write fiction and non-fiction pieces. Commissioned writers will go through a detailed editorial process to ensure the level of story quality adda offers its viewers. Please note that only writers from Commonwealth countries are eligible.
In Bengali, adda means a lengthy informal conversation. Same, in Hindi, the word connotes a ‘perching spot’ for birds. While in Punjab, it means a highway pit stop. Therefore, fused together, adda means a meeting place to exchange stories.
Submit your previously unpublished short stories, narrative essay, photo-essay, memoir, memoir or creative nonfiction via its submissions form. Commonwealth Writers will not consider any previously published work, including those published in anthologies, chapbooks or online.
To submit to the fiction category, send a 1500 – 5000 words short story, a 300-word max writing history, and contact details. Include address, email, telephone number, and nationality in your contact details.
And for nonfiction, send the 1500 – 5000 words nonfiction piece you seek to publish, a 750-word max outline of the piece you seek to publish, a previous 2000-word max sample of your nonfiction writing, a 300-word max writing history, and contact details. Include address, email, telephone number, and nationality in your contact details.
Also, nonfiction writers may qualify for research commission. So, if you’re interested in getting funded for research, do state that in your submission.
Finally, you should hear back from Commonwealth Writers by Sept. 1, 2017.