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Pan Macmillan South Africa Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Deadline: May 12, 2017. As a general rule, Pan Macmillan South Africa does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. However, it opened a submission window from today, May 8, to May 12, 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 [ … ]

Call for Submission: Babishai Haiku

Deadline: July 4, 2017. The Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation opens its 2017 Babishai Haiku Competition to all African poets living in Africa. Applicants should not have published a full-length collection of poetry by July 2017 to qualify. It seeks African themed haiku, i.e. haiku about African sights and sounds. The haiku must be concise, three lines each. Also, it should contain clear images, settings, [ … ]

Residency: 7th FEMRITE Regional Residency

Deadline: July 15, 2017. FEMRITE announces calls for its 7th FEMRITE Regional Residency for African women writers, to be held in Kampala. Karavan, a quarterly Swedish literary magazine, will also co-host the residency. A women’s biggest challenge has always been a lack of space and time to write. FEMRITE seeks to provide space for women to write, to promote intercultural literary discourse, [ … ]

Submission Call: Mabati Cornell Kiswahili

Deadline: May 31, 2017. Cornell University awards $15,000 for its Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize yearly. The prize honors writers with unpublished manuscripts, or recently published books (within two years) written in Kiswahili. So, you can submit your manuscript or books in any of the fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and graphic novels categories. The $15,000 is divided into $5,000 for 1st place fiction, $5,000 for 1st place poetry, $3,000 for [ … ]

Commonwealth Youth Council: Unseen & Unspoken

Deadline: May 31, 2017 (1700 GMT). Commonwealth Youth Council launches Unseen & Unspoken to commemorate World Braille Day. It seeks to raise awareness about the experience and lives of young people with disabilities who the spotlight does not really shine on. Therefore, submit poetry around the theme: My disability does not define me. The disability can be visible or invisible disabilities such as [ … ]

Appel à contributions poétiques: A Song for Burundi

Limite pour la soumission: Avril 15. Huza Press en collaboration avec Africa Writes et Jalada Africa présent A Song for Burundi. Huza Press appel à contribution pour un recueil de poésis de Burundais vivant exile. Qui s’intitule A Song for Burundi, vise à rassembler des poèmes de defférentes formes, defférentes communautés et traditions qui explorent les expériences de migration et de chez-soi, de perte [ … ]

Huza Press: A Song for Burundi

Deadline: April 15. Huza Press announces A Song for Burundi, a poetry anthology collaboration with Africa Writes and Jalada Africa. A Song for Burundi will publish poems from Burundians living in exile. Huza Press seeks to explore the experience of migration, loss, belonging and hope. It will launch the anthology in London at the 2017 Africa Writes Festival. To apply, you must be a Burundian living outside Burundi. [ … ]

2017 Wasafiri New Writing Prize now open

Deadline: July 14 (5 p.m. GMT). For the 2017 Wasafiri New Writing Prize, Wasafiri welcomes poetry, fiction, and life writing (nonfiction) submissions from writers who haven’t published a complete book. It launched the Wasafiri New Writing Prize in 2009 to support new writers of all ages, genders, nationalities and background. To enter, you have to pay an entry fee to apply for this [ … ]

Submit to the Anansesem Love Theme Issue

Deadline: not dated. Anansesem publishes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and illustration. It currently accepts submissions for its September 2017 issue, with a “Love”  theme. Interpret personally or broadly what love means to you, the community, and the world in general. Send in up-to-five poems, one 2,000-word max short story, one 2,000-word max nonfiction, and a collection of up-to-five images. Type [ … ]

Call for Submissions: Boston Review’s Global Dystopias

Deadline: May 1, 2017. Junot Díaz, Boston Review‘s fiction editor, put out a special call for Global Dystopias submissions. Throughout 2017, Boston Review will feature stories, essays, and interviews on the theme of global dystopias. It will also publish a special print issue in the fall. So, submit essays, interviews, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the dystopia theme. Your submission may explore inequality/precarity, climate change, global [ … ]

Submit to the Electronic Pamphlet

Deadline: all year long. New e-magazine, Electronic Pamphlet reads all year long but publishes six times a year. The editions come out in February, April, June, August, October, and December of each year. So, for its current submission period, it seeks “bold, raw, experimental and quality works” Submit your fiction, poetry, artworks, nonfiction, cross-genre, and prose poems. You can submit [ … ]

Anasoma Writing Contest

Deadline: April 6, 12 a.m. EAT. For the Anasoma Writing Contest, AMKA seeks original, unpublished content that inspires and promotes empowerment of Kenyan girls and women. Note, only Kenyans can enter the Anasoma Writing Contest. Five winners will receive $1,000 each and get published digitally and in print. To participate, send in a 500-word pitch to anasoma@amka.or.ke. You can pitch a book, comic, biography, etc. Your [ … ]

2017 SA Writers College Short Story Competition

Deadline: April 30. Send in your previously unpublished fiction or non-fiction stories, written in English, for the 2017 SA Writers College Short Story Competition. SA Writers College accepts submission from South African writers over the age of 16 who have been published 0-4 times. However, it makes an exception for unpaid articles or works published in newsletters/blogs that have fewer than 1,000 circulations. The winners will receive via electronic transfer R10,000 [ … ]

Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017. Enter your 3000-3500 words story to the Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition. Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) seeks original unpublished science fiction submissions centered around the theme “All borders are temporary”. It especially welcomes work from authors from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America. According to TRAP, Borders have always been a central [ … ]

FIYAH Sundown Towns Submissions

Deadline: April 30. Submit stories and poems by and about people of the African Diaspora to the FIYAH Sundown Towns edition. FIYAH pays $150 for short stories, $300 for novelettes, and $50 for poetry. According to Fiyah, “Sundown Towns exists as neighborhoods or communities that enforce segregation through the exclusion of other races via discriminatory laws, intimidation, and threats of violence.” [ … ]

Submit to WAW (Words Are Work)

Deadline: All year long, every month. WAW, Words Are Work, accepts submissions for online publication all year long, on a monthly basis. Submit your previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and non-fiction works. It generally publishes up to 1000 words flash fiction and up to 3000 words short stories. WAW also accepts all types of creative nonfiction such as reviews, personal essays, memoir, and opinion [ … ]

Appel à candidature pour AWRA résidence d’artistes

Date limite: Vendredi, 30 Juin 2017 à 18h00 (Heure d’Europe Centrale). Le Goethe-Institut et la Sylt Foundation invitent tous toi à postuler pour AWRA, la bourse littéraire d’une durée de deux mois dénommée, de résidence de la Sylt Foundation. L’appel à candidature est ouvert à tous les auteurs africains de tout genre littéraire. Il puet inclure poésie, prose, pièces de théâtre, [ … ]

Afridiaspora Accepts Unsolicited Submissions

Afridiaspora is opened for submission year round. An African webzine fetching African stories from every part of the world, Afridiaspora seeks eager African writers willing to tell their own stories as it should be told, in new voices, old voices, uncategorised voices, voices yearning to be heard, voices so subtle, the world could feel it in their bones. There is no [ … ]

The Republic opens Magazine Submissions

Deadline: Rolling basis, see editorial calendar The Republic reflects on what it means to be Nigerian. It seeks to discover the answer to the question whether Nigerians are any closer to understanding Nigerian life. The magazine, established this year, currently seeks personal and non-personal essays on Nigeria and issues relevant to Nigeria and African. It also seeks criticism submission on art, culture, politics and the economy, and fiction submissions. [ … ]

Asymptote’s Literature from Countries Banned by Trump

Deadline: March 15. Asymptote plans to publish literature from countries banned by Trump. So, submit your unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces if you’re a Somalian and Sudanese writer. It will pay you at least US $200 for each published piece. Asymptote also will run the selected works either in or both The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday or its Spring quarterly edition. You can submit both works written [ … ]