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Category: Artwork

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

The Machinery Submission

Deadline: June 30. After its last two themed issues, The Machinery has kept the theme open this time. You’re free to submit work in any genre, with any theme. You can submit up to 300-1000 words of flash fiction, up to 3 poems, and any artwork you may have. You can submit flash fiction of any genre, from high school drama to [ … ]

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 The prize honors writers with unpublished manuscripts, or recently published books (within two years) written in Kiswahili.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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

District Lit. Disability, Medicine, and Illness Submissions

Deadline: March 15. District Lit. seeks poetry, nonfiction, and art submission. Currently, it reads submission for its Disability, Medicine, and Illness themed issue. The upcoming issue will highlight what it means to live with a disability, illness, or undergo medical treatments. According to District Lit., We want writing and art about chronic illness, disability, medical histories and procedures, recovery, and the [ … ]

Submit to EXPOUND Magazine’s Issue 9 Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28.  Submit to EXPOUND Magazine‘s Issue 9 edition, which the magazine currently reads for. It accepts submissions from around the world. EXPOUND publishes original, quality poetry, fiction, photography, artworks, videos, and non-fiction. Non-fiction accepted include interviews, reviews, memoir pieces, and essays. The magazine seeks written works and art that “provoke, investigate, surprise, entertain and startle any reader.” It particularly clamours [ … ]

Submit to Dwart’s Issue #3: Uprooting

Deadline: March 2. Dwart seeks original, compelling pieces for its Uprooting issue that touch on this through such subthemes as death, spiritual disconnection, physical distancing, cultural alienation, memory loss. Dwart accepts fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and arts & photography. Send pieces that break stereotypes, with extraordinary confidence. Email previously unpublished works to dwartsonline@gmail.com. Include your short bio in the document you send. Write [ … ]

Closed: new Art new Audiences (nAnA) East African Call

Deadline: July 31, 2016. British Council in Kenya is calling on cultural partners to apply for grants to facilitate the creation of new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa as part of its new Art new Audiences (nAnA) program. Only people born/living in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK can apply. East Africa Arts connects new audiences [ … ]

Closed: British Council Connect ZA 2016 OPEN CALL

The British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme seeks original and adventurous artistic project proposals, which tell and share the story of contemporary South Africa and the UK, culminating in high quality live, or digital performance, showcase or other public facing events, to form part of the British Council Connect ZA Arts Programme 2016/17. The programme supports connections between young people aged 18-35 [ … ]

Closed: SUNU Journal Submissions

A Wolof word meaning our, SUNU Journal engages critically African issues and topics at continental, regional, national and international levels through literary work, research papers and compelling visuals. SUNU’s mission is to amplify the youth voice and contribute to strengthening their collective consciousness in critical engagement with African affairs, and aesthetics. Accepted on a rolling basis, Submissions should critically and creatively explore topics [ … ]

Closed: Fak’Ugesi Residency Call

Fak’Ugesi call for artists to participate in the annual Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Residency in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg. The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival is the role of alternative knowledge and organisational systems in technology. It seeks artists and creative technologists, from contemporary art, game design, interactive design and creative computing, who explore concepts of [ … ]

Closed: Omenana Open for Submission

Deadline: May 29. Omenana seeks works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations. You can also explore the past as well as provide new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. It does not accept graphic violent or sexual content. Omenana is a speculative fiction e-magazine that specializes in magical realism, fantasy, horror, and science fiction with African elements in them. [ … ]

Lunaris Review

Lunaris Review published literary fiction (flash fiction, short story and creative nonfiction). Lunaris Review accepts submission of flash fiction up to 1,000 words; short story, creative non-fiction up to 4,000 words and essay not longer than 7,500 words. Does not accept sci-fi and erotic compositions. Submission should be sent as attachment in .doc or .pdf format using double line spacing. [ … ]

Q-zine

A pan-African, bilingual (English/French), quarterly electronic magazine by, for and about sexual minority groups in Africa. Q-zine aims to provide a legitimate outlet for queer Africans to celebrate the creativity and cultural richness of queer life in Africa. Q-zine’s main goal is to encourage sexual minority groups to decide how they should be represented in popular culture. Email: contact@qayn.org | Telephone: [ … ]

Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. It bills itself as “an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.” Transition is published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Transition does accept simultaneous submissions.  Please notify to [ … ]

Munyori Literary Journal

Munyori Literary Journal is an online Zimbabwean-American literary platform that features works from global writers and artists. While the journal receives the bulk of its submissions from Zimbabwe and the United States, it also features works from Nigeria, India, China, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Ghana, Canada, and more from all corners of the globe. Biographic Profiles: Know of a writer, author, [ … ]

Kalahari Review

Kalahari Review is an African-eccentric magazine interested in material exploring Africa and Africans in unique and avant-garde ways. Telling new stories from everyday African life as told by the people that are living it. It seeks stories that have not often been told but should be – through voices that have not yet been heard – but should. The Kalahari [ … ]

EXPOUND Magazine

EXPOUND is an online magazine that aims to celebrate new literature. Accepts submissions from around the world. Publishes original, quality works in form of poetry, fiction, photography, artworks, videos, non-fiction: interviews, reviews, memoir pieces and essays. Want pieces that provoke, investigate, surprise, entertain and startle any reader. Looking for new styles and mind-bending pieces. Loves avant-garde and experimental pieces. EXPOUND accepts only electronic submissions [ … ]