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Submit to the SI Leeds Literary Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2018. A biennial prize, the SI Leeds Literary Prize honors unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women resident in the UK aged 18+. Soroptimist International of Leeds created and runs the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Submit an unpublished novel or collections of short stories of any genre of no less than 30,000 words. Please do not submit memoirs, biographies and autobiographies. And ensure that [ … ]

Enter the Bristol Short Story Prize

Deadline: May 1, 2018 (midnight BST). The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished. You can either submit your story online or post by mail. The team awards £1000 for 1st prize, £700 for 2nd prize, and £400 for 3rd prize. It also awards £100 to the remaining 17 shortlisted writers. [ … ]

Granta is now accepting Unsolicited Submissions

Deadline: January 4. Granta publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Currently, it is accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions until Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. However, it accepts photography and art submissions all year-round. The publication imposes no strict word limits. Ideally, submit submissions that are between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Do note that the editors will not read any submission that is [ … ]

Submit to the Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non-Fiction

Deadline: March 31, 2018 (midnight GMT). Submit to the Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for creative non-fiction, run by CACE . The annual prize awards emerging African writers who have not had a book published. Writers must also be resident in an African country to be eligible. Submit your 2,500 – 3,500 words entry as an attachment to info@writivism.com with the email titled as 2018 Koffi Addo [ … ]

Submit to the RadioBook Rwanda project by Huza Press

 Deadline: January 15, 2018. Huza Press calls on Rwandan and Kenyan writers and artists to submit short stories and art pieces for its RadioBook Rwanda project. Huze Press will publish new writing and new artworks in collaboration with Kwani Trust and No Bindings. The proposed RadioBook Rwanda book series will publish original artworks and three short stories as pocket-sized editions. The publication will be [ … ]

Saraba Magazine Calls for Submissions

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017. Saraba Magazine calls for submissions for its 2018 Saraba issues. The themes are Open (#22), Fake Truths (#23), and Viral (#24).  It will pay published writers ₦10,000 (approximately $30).   It asks prospective contributors to interpret the themes in singular, yet compelling ways. Submit unpublished works that address any of the three themes. And, in your cover letter, [ … ]

Bellevue Literary Review Calls for Submissions

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2018. Bellevue Literary Review invites you to submit submissions centered around its Displacement theme. It accepts high-caliber poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. You can view displacement through the prism of “sense of un-belonging in the body, a yearning for relief from suffering, a pining for a return to the land of the healthy.” Or, you can write it from the literal sense of [ … ]

Enter the Sony World Photography Awards Competition

Open and Youth competition deadline: Jan 4, 2018 (13.00 GMT). Professional competition deadline: Jan 11, 2018 (13.00 GMT). Sony World Photography Awards invites you to enter its competitions: open competition, professional competition and its youth competition. You can only enter one competition.  Winning and shortlisted photographers will have their works exhibited at Somerset House, London in Spring 2018. In addition, they will win prizes [ … ]

Artist In Residency (AIR): Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program

Deadline: Dec. 16, 2017. The Africa Centre opens its call for its Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program. The residency consists of a four-week stay at the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy. Africa Centre seeks fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, composers, and visual artists, whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. It wants high-caliber African artists, in [ … ]

Artist In Residency (AIR) Programme: Emerging – Mid Career Artists Residency

 Deadline: Dec. 16, 2017 The Africa Centre opens its call for the 2017 Artists In Residency program. Usually, the residency consists of a four-week stay at the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy. This year, it opens up the residency in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States, with varying residency lengths. Africa Centre seeks fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, composers, [ … ]

Enter the 2018 Kalemba Short Story Prize

Deadline: Dec. 15. Open to Zambian citizens only, the Kalemba Short Story Prize awards the best unpublished short fiction written in English. Ukusefya WORDS funds and administers the $1,000 annual award. To enter, submit an unpublished short fiction piece(2,000-5,000 words), written in English. You don’t have to reside in Zambia to qualify for eligibility. You just have to be a Zambian national. Writers must [ … ]

Submit to Awele Creative Trust (ACT)

Submission period:  Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, 2017. The Awele Creative Trust will begin receiving fiction submissions for its 2017 ACT Award on Nov. 15, 2017. To enter, email your previously unpublished work to awelecreativetrust@gmail.com. Again, the award only rewards fictional works. The team will only consider one story per author. With your submission, include a cover note with your name, date of [ … ]

Submit to the Brunel University International African Poetry Prize

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017. Brunel University and Commonwealth Writers are sponsoring the £3,000 Brunel University International African Poetry Prize. The annual poetry prize aims to develop, celebrate and promote African poetry. The prize started four years ago in 2013 with Warsan Shire emerging as the first winner. And Romeo Oriogun won last year’s award. To be eligible, you must be a poet who [ … ]

Call for Submission: PAROUSIA Magazine

Deadline: Dec 9, 2017. PAROUSIA Magazine, a Christian Magazine, calls for submissions for its Issue #7: The Incarnation. The issue will come out by Christmas, December 2017. The team seeks fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, review, interview, photography, painting, drawing, graphics, and other creative art-works. Any writer can submit regardless of age, experience or Any writer can submit regardless of age, [ … ]

Submit Ideas for Africa Writes 2018

Deadline: Nov. 10, 2017. The Royal African Society wants you to pitch ideas for Africa Writes 2018. An annual celebration of contemporary literature, Africa Writes 2018 will be held on June 29 to July 1 at The British Library, London. So, send in pitches of authors, panel discussion, workshop, or performance event you would like to see at the festival. You don’t have to have a fully-fledged [ … ]

Submit to Prufrock

Deadline: none. A South African literary magazine, Prufrock accepts submission year round. Four University of Cape Town graduates founded the magazine in May 2013. The magazine features long-form non-fiction, fiction, poetry, photography, and illustration. It accepts unsolicited submissions and has no restrictions on content or style. While priority is given to African writers, it publishes writers from all over the world. It will read and publish [ … ]

Digibook seeks submissions

Deadline: Oct. 24. Digibook calls for you to submit your work of fiction across genres, between 2,000 to 3,000 words. It recommends an ideal length of 2,500 words.  It opened the call on Oct. 9 and will close the submission period on Oct. 24, 2017. Digibook wants fearless, polished, exciting, and most importantly, unpublished works, written in English. And it will pay [ … ]

Submit to Brussels Short Film Festival’s International Competition

Deadline: Jan. 28, 2018. Brussels Short Film Festival, organized by Un Soir…Un Grain, is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers of cinema. The team seeks to promote and circulate short films. And also, to generate contacts between audience, young directors, and professionals. It accepts all genre. To enter, upload your film to either Reelport, Clickforfestival, Festome, Movibeta, and Short Film Depot. Also, attach one still [ … ]

Pan Macmillan South Africa Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Open: Nov. 20-24, 2017. As a general rule, Pan Macmillan South Africa does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. However, it will open a submission window from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2017. Submit manuscripts that focus on general fiction, literary fiction, general non-fiction and memoir (bio or autobiography). Pan Macmillan South Africa does not accept short story collections, poetry, plays and children’s books. It believes [ … ]

Manuscript Call: Graywolf Press Africa Prize

Deadline: Oct. 31, (12 midnight, CST). The Graywolf Press Africa Prize will award an African author primarily residing in Africa with $12,000 advance and publication by Graywolf Press. A. Igoni Barrett and other Graywolf editors will judge the prize. Graywolf Press will ensure that the winning book becomes available in major markets in African countries. The Graywolf Press Africa Prize is for writers with no [ … ]