Submit to Q-zine 15th issue

Deadline: Sept. 10, 2017. Q-zine invites visual artists from Africa and the African diaspora to share work that speaks to or about the queer experience in the broadest sense. For its next issue, it focuses on new developments in African visual arts from a queer perspective. The team welcomes photography, painting, drawing, video, digital art, or any other visual medium submission. [ … ]

Submit to Type/Cast Journal 4th Issue: Contested Spaces

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017. The Type/Cast editorial collective announces a new call for submissions. It seeks fiction, poetry, and short nonfiction works that deal with the theme of contested spaces. Efemia Chela and Bongani Kona will guest edit this year’s issue. Your work can touch on literally having to deal with physical spaces that are contested. Or, you can write about emotional or intellectual spaces, or [ … ]

Apply for the 2018 Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers

 Deadline: Aug. 31. Bitch Media runs the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers. And, Bitch co-founder Andi Zeisler directs it. The fellowship, a series of three-month intensive writing, develops, supports, and amplifies emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program, in its third year, seeks passionate and engaged fellows. The fellows will develop their unique voices during the four fellowships, [ … ]

Submission Call: COALNG Literary Magazine

Deadline: August 31. COALNG seeks exceptional literary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and nonfiction submissions. So, submit poems, short stories, essays, reviews, interviews, spoken word videos/ audios or literary commentaries. And word count includes 2000 words maximum for fiction, 300-600 words for book reviews, and 400 words max for literary commentaries. And according to its site, COALNG is broad and inclusive in perspective spanning the spectrum of various [ … ]

Submit to Imagnary House (Children’s Book& YA Literature)

Deadline: Sept. 10. Imagnary House publishes children’s books and young-adult literature. The boutique publishing house in Cape Town, South Africa calls for submissions. The company focuses on building a larger market for African children’s authors and illustrators. So, it does this by igniting local readership, and engaging with international readers, rights and literary agents. Founder Brad Harris built the publishing house based on his experience [ … ]

Submit to Nthanda Review, a Malawian online magazine

Deadline: No deadline. Nthanda Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, folk tales, essays and reviews of any length. It accepts both unpublished and previously published works. If you have a previously published work, contact the team with details of the submission. And if you’re submitting an unpublished work, the team reserves first publishing rights and the rights revert back to you. You [ … ]

Submit to the 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition

Deadline: October 31, 2017. South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment announces that its 2017 Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition is now open. It seeks fresh, disturbing and disconcerting new voices in SFF, most especially stories that fall under the horror and dark fantasy/SF genres. That being said, please don’t submit stories that rely purely on gratuitous violence and rape for its punch. That [ … ]

Submission Call: Submit to Ake Review

Ake Review Deadline: August 31, 2017. Ake Review welcomes entries in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, film, music, sound art, performance art, and visual art. It is an annual multi-lingual literary journal that serves as a vehicle for the promotion and celebration of African culture. You can submit entries in written form, as podcasts, or as videos. It encourages submission of pieces [ … ]

2017 Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017 Annually, the Miles Morland Foundation (MMF) awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships to African writers. The Foundation desires to help selected Scholars produce the first draft of their completed book. It opens the scholarship to anyone born or whose parents were born in Africa. Also, Scholars must write in English. Do note that only published writers can apply.  Scholars writing [ … ]

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 [ … ]

The Afro Vibe: Call for Submission

Deadline: none. Founded by EXPOUND‘s editor, Wale Owoade, The Afro Vibe is a digital pop-culture magazine that will launch in August in 12 African cities. The culture magazine will pay staff writers and commissioned contributors to cover travel, fashion, music, arts, film, tv, and other topics. The team consists of five staff contributors so far. It looks forward to opinion essays, articles, travelogues, interviews, and [ … ]

Enter the 2017 Foyle Young Poets Award

Deadline: July 31 (Midnight BST). The Foyle Foundation invites young poets aged 11-17 to apply to its 2017 Foyle Young Poets Award. Since its founding in 1998, the Award has kick-started the career of some exciting new voices, such as Helen Mort. Send in 4-6 of your very best poems. The poems can be of any length and on any theme. Only submit original, previously [ … ]

Submit: Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

Deadline: July 16, 2017 (5 pm). Jacana Literary Foundation currently accepts submission for its Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology. Writers should submit previously unpublished poems in any of the 11 South African languages. It encourages entrants to submit poems written in their mother tongue. Providing no set theme, the Foundation hopes the Award “reflects the complex, nuanced and uncomfortable [ … ]

Call for Submission: Africa in Dialogue

 Deadline: August 31, 2017. Africa in Dialogue engages in dialogues with Africa’s leading storytellers on various contemporary, historical, philosophical and social discourses that affect Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. It invites Africans to submit original, unpublished dialogues with African storytellers from July 15. Emmanuel Iduma will guest-edit the first issue. Send in original and unpublished interviews no longer than 5000 words in length written in [ … ]

2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize

Deadline: July 31. Short Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) now accepts submissions for its 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize. The winner will receive $800, the runner-up $200 and the second runner-up $100. So, submit one 3,000-5,000, previously unpublished piece of short fiction that explores identity, like themes of gender identity and sexuality. According to Short Story Day Africa, The “Id” is one [ … ]

Gnarled Oak Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 7, 2017. Gnarled Oak will be reading submissions for Issue 13 from June 24 to July 7. Gnarled Oak accepts poetry, prose, videos, and artwork. James Brush, its editor, favors shorter works. He prefers poems of less than 20 lines, prose works less than 1,000 words, and videos less than 7 minutes long. Send in 1-5 poems pasted in the body of an email, 1-2 prose pieces, 1-4 [ … ]

Submission Call: 2017 RL Poetry Award

Deadline: Aug. 5, 2017. The Poetry Mail invites you to submit to its 4th RL Poetry Award. Submit eight to 10 poems from manuscripts you currently work on or have completed. You can submit a mix of published and unpublished poems. Or, your manuscript can consist of only unpublished poems. Save all your poems as one single Word document. Indicate on [ … ]

Submissions Call: PRAXIS Response Chapbook

Deadline: July 21, 2017. Send in response poems for the next PRAXIS response chapbook, Around This Fire 5. PRAXIS recently published Iskandar Haggarty’s digital chapbook, There Are No Women in Our House. And, it currently seeks response poems to Haggarty’s chapbook. Email your response poems in the body of your email to halima@praxismagonline.com. Also, include “ATF5 Submission” as the subject line of the email. Same, include your [ … ]

Gerald Kraak Award

Deadline: July 24, 2017 The Jacana Literary Foundation and the Other Foundation seek submissions to their 2017 Gerald Kraak Award. The award focuses on stories and photographies on gender, human rights and sexuality. To be eligible, you should be an African who lives and works in the continent. The first place prize winner receives R25,000. Submit the following: fiction, non-fiction, poetry photography journalism/magazine reporting [ … ]