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Category: Fiction

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 So, submit one 3,000-5,000, previously unpublished piece of short fiction that explores identity, like themes of gender identity and sexuality.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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Submission Call: TSSF Journal

Deadline: July 15. You can now submit to the TSSF Journal. TSSF Journal seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send well-developed, complete, and thoroughly revised poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction pieces to journal@singlestory[dot]org. Email title should be: TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [genre]. You can email in a 4,000 words maximum non-fiction [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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, [ … ]