Akwantuo Writing, based in Accra, seeks to promote the Ghanaian and African literary community. Akwantuo:
Publishes voices in Ghanaian and African writing, providing a platform to get more authors’ works into the public domain.
Organizes writing workshops to promote habits of creativity in writers of all levels and as an initiative to promote a literary culture.
Kwani? is a journal founded by some of Kenya’s most exciting new writers and has 6 print editions to date. Receives significant funding from the Ford Foundation and has become a major platform for writing from across the African continent.
Established in 2003, Kwani Trust is a Kenyan based literary network dedicated to developing quality creative writing and committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing and maintaining global literary networks.
A black and white cultural publication for writers of color to showcase their work in any genre. It provides readers with an opportunity to read new work by internationally renowned and new writers within a format and design that is aesthetically as important as the written word.
SABLE LitMag also offers training and support through e-internships, professional development for writers through its courses and workshops, a manuscript reading service, residential courses and retreats and a writers coaching service.
SABLE LitMag created the Writer’s HotSpot in 1996 – the first international creative writing residencies for people of color, held in Cuba, The Gambia, New York and the UK
SABLE LitMag has a LitFest. The first one took place in Brixton, London in 2005. The second one took place in Bakau, The Gambia in 2007, where the third one will also take place in 2013.
Accepts fiction, poetry, in translation, memoir (history/herstory), travel narratives (backpackers), essays, classic review, expressions, in celebration.