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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 Open to Zambian citizens only, the Kalemba Short Story Prize awards the best unpublished short fiction written in English.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 To enter, submit an unpublished short fiction piece(2,000-5,000 words), written in English.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 To enter, email your previously unpublished work to awelecreativetrust@gmail.com.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 [ … ]

The Random Thoughts‏ Creative Writing Prize

 Opens October 14 and closes after 40 submissions. The Random Thoughts starts its new Prize in Creative Fiction, with this year’s theme being “Sisterhood.” It bases this theme on the underlying sisterhood that is prevalent in the Ghanaian community and culture. Women often come together to collaborate on projects. They also work for and with each other to reach the highest limit. It [ … ]

Submit to Kabaka Magazine

Deadline: Dec.12. Kabaka Magazine is a quarterly queer literary magazine. It publishes original, unpublished poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, videos, non-fiction: interviews, reviews,  memoir pieces, and essays. It wants works that interrogate what it means to be queer and African. Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture. As [ … ]

Submit to the RIC Journal Blue Themed Issue

Deadline: Oct. 12. It’s the Ric Journal’s anniversary month. And to celebrates, it calls for submissions around the theme: Blue, lapis-Vermeer-beyond-sea. Send in words, images, sounds, dreams, landscapes, love letters, and more in the color Blue. Normally, the RIC Journal seeks experimental works including (but not limited to) essays, fiction, poetry, visual arts, impressions, sounds, etc. It also offers no word limit [ … ]

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m). Commonwealth Writers today opened its 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize submission calls on Sept. 1. It awards the prize to the writer of the best unpublished short fiction written in English by a Commonwealth citizen. It accepts stories written in English, Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, and Tamil, as well as translated entries. The panel of judges places entries into [ … ]

Ebedi Review Calls For Submissions

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017. The editors of The Ebedi Review call for submissions for the third edition of the review. The Review publishes articles from the residents of Ebedi International Writers Residency, Iseyin Nigeria. Also, it publishes short stories, photos, and poems from non-resident writers. Submit short fiction no more than 1,000 words long or non-fiction no more than 1500 words. [ … ]

Submission Call: isiZulu’s Kwasukela Books

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017. New isiZulu fiction publishing company Kwasukela Books calls for submissions for its first anthology of short stories (between 1,500 – 3,000 words). The anthology titled Izinkanyezi Ezintsha (‘New Stars’) will feature speculative fiction from emerging writers. Kwasukela Books wants stories wholly from the South African perspective, written in isiZulu. According to its Founder and CEO Wade Smit, “We [ … ]

Submit to the Salomé October Strength issue

Deadline: Sept. 9, 2017. Salomé seeks fiction, non-fiction and flash fiction submissions for its October issue, themed strength. Please note that while the deadline is Sept. 9, the team will stop accepting submissions once they reach 250 submissions. Salomé only accepts submission from anyone who identifies as female, regardless of age. Also, the team only accepts original, unpublished submissions. Send in 100-500-word flash fiction, [ … ]