Category: Fiction

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 Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) seeks original unpublished science fiction submissions centered around the theme “All borders are temporary”.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 Submit your previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and non-fiction works.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 [ … ]

PRAXIS’ Call for Submission

Submissions are welcomed all year round. PRAXIS Magazine for Arts and Literature is calling for submissions from Artists and Writers all over the world. Categories open for submissions are: Poetry Essays on arts and/or literature Podcast recordings of spoken word poetry or interviews with artists or writers Stories/poems/essays written in indigenous African languages (accompanied with English translation) Praxis Magazine is a [ … ]

Bhashabandhan Literary Review Submission

Deadline: no deadline. Submit to Bhashabandhan Literary Review (BLR), acclaimed Bangla literary magazine. It accepts previously unpublished poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essay, and artwork. So, send in your interesting and well-written works. Submit up to 4,000 words single-spaced fiction or nonfiction writing, 3-5 poems in a single attachment, or four to 10 high res images. Save your written submissions as a Word or [ … ]

Closed: 2017 Writivism Short Story Prize

Deadline: March 31, GMT. The Writivism Short Story Prize is an annual award for emerging African writers. The Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) administers the award. To qualify, you must be an unpublished writer, resident in an African country. You can only submit one entry for the Writivism Short Story Prize. Submit an original, previously unpublished story. The only exception is [ … ]

Submit to Nyanza Literary Festival: Freedom

Deadline: April 30. You can now submit to the 2nd annual Nyanza Literary Festival’s (NALIF) writing competition. You must be a current or former resident of the Western Kenya/ formerly Nyanza region. Or, you should live in the East African regions surrounding Lake Victoria (Entebbe, Kampala, Jinja, Bukoba, Mwanza, Musoma). Submit previously unpublished fiction, screenplay/play, and poetry work written in English and centered [ … ]

Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize

Deadline: Sunday, April 2. Note: you can only submit entries to the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize if you live in the UK or Ireland, and are 18 and above. The winner receives £1,000 and a one day publishing workshop at 4th Estate. Also, the Guardian will publish the winning story on its website. To enter, fill in the [ … ]

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Deadline: March 15. An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript. The winner of the published novel prize receives £10,000. While the winner of the unpublished novel prize receives £5,000. In addition, the winner also receives guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation allows you to submit multiple works. And include [ … ]

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 the Third Edition of Type Cast Journal

Deadline: Feb. 17. Submit to the third edition of Type Cast, Cape Town’s literary journal. Send your best noir, speculative fiction, and sci-fi, realist fiction to Type/Cast. You can also send in remixes of tales of magic and myth. Email your previously unpublished submission, written in English, to submissions@typecast.org.za. It accepts prose, poetry and short nonfiction. It also publishes art and photography essays. Your fiction [ … ]

Submit to Ninth Letter’s Print Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28. Ninth Letter will accept fiction, essays and poetry submissions for its print edition. It seeks works that “experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.” So, submit 3-6 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit up to 8,000 words fiction or non-fiction piece. Hence, you can only send two [ … ]

Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter

Deadline: April 1. Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter, which was opened its submission on Jan. 20. It currently accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries for the special online edition. According to Ninth Letter: Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Lethe Press Short Story Submissions

Deadline: March 15, April 30, and Jan. 2018. Lethe Press seeks short story submissions for its anthologies: Speculative Fiction(no queer content), Gay Fiction, and Lesbian Fiction. Please check LP’s anthologies page for detailed information. All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines: Submit a manuscript with a minimum of 45,000 words but no more than 135,000 words. Lethe Press’s preferred maximum length is [ … ]

Asymptote’s Close Approximations Contest

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017. Asymptote’s Close Approximations is an international translation contest in its third year. Emerging translators can submit fiction and poetry entries. The winner wins $1,000. While two runners-up will walk away with 250 USD each. Asymptote will publish the winning entries in its April issue, as well as in The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday. Submit 5 to 10 pages of translated [ … ]