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Category: Photography

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 It accepts previously unpublished poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essay, and artwork.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 [ … ]

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 Email previously unpublished works to dwartsonline@gmail.com.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: IWPA Award Call for Entries

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, calls for entries to its 2017 IWPA Award. The Award creates a unique opportunity to increase women photographers’ visibility to a wide and diverse audience. So, IWPA seeks to raise awareness and help women photographers achieve their aspirations, promote their careers, and gain global recognition. The award is open to all female photographers, 18 [ … ]

Closed: TSSF Magazine Open Call

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. TSSF Magazine, on Nov 1, opened its call for submissions. Disclosure: TSSF Magazine is one of the projects of The Single Story Foundation, which runs this site. TSSF Magazine seeks well-crafted, realistic stories from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art to publication@singlestory[dot]org. Email title should be: TSSF Mag: [Work [ … ]

Closed: AFREADA Photo-Story Competition

Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 27 (Midnight GMT). AFREADA, in collaboration photographer UA present AFREADA Photo-Story Competition. They invite writers to write and submit a 500-word maximum flash fiction, using the picture below as a muse:   The winning author gets £100. Shortlisted stories will be featured in AFREADA online publication in 2017. AFREADA will announce the winner on Tuesday, Dec. 6, which coincidentally marks its first anniversary. Entries should be sent to editor@afreada.com as [ … ]

Closed: EXPOUND Woman Issue Call

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016. Going with its African focused Special Issue tradition, EXPOUND has opened calls for its special EXPOUND woman issue. This issue will exclusively explore and appreciate African female writers and artists. As an African woman, you should apply. This issue will be guest edited by Safia Elhillo and Unoma Azuah. Sudanese Safia Elhillo is a Canem fellow and poetry editor for Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal [ … ]

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 [ … ]

My Africa Photo Competition

As part of its 10th year anniversary, Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) invites  Africans to submit to its My Africa Photo Competition. My Africa Photo Competition provides an opportunity for African photographers to capture their vision of Africa through their own lenses. MIF seeks images that capture Africa in its many diverse settings and communities, depicting what developments, challenges and opportunities could [ … ]

POPCAP Calls for Contemporary African Photography Entries

Piclet.org calls for submissions to POPCAP, a prize for contemporary African Photography. POPCAP is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or its diaspora. The prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions. Submitted works will be judged according to exposure focus/sharpness, colour and/or tonal rendition and lighting. Visual and aesthetic criteria include framing and choice of viewpoint, design elements and [ … ]

Addis Foto Fest Open Call

The international Addis Foto Fest Fourth Edition will be taking place in December of 2016. It’s now receiving submissions.  If you are a photographer, curator, or photography collective and would like to submit your work for consideration to be exhibited in the festival, please send images, 10 low resolution, in .jpg, a bio, and a 500 word maximum description of your work. Send your submission [ … ]

National Art Competition

The National Art Competition is an annual arts competition organised by African Artists’ Foundation, with each edition driven by pertinent themes in line with current social issues. Now in its seventh year, the National Art Competition has showcased emerging talent in such diverse mediums as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installation, and video art. With a focus on the processes [ … ]

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. [ … ]

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 [ … ]

The Single Story Foundation

TSSF seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans and African issues written by writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, review and photograph to publication@singlestory.org. Be sure to include contact information such as your name, address, phone and email on the page of each submission. If you do not receive a response within six months, [ … ]

Prufrock

A South African literary magazine founded by four University of Cape Town graduates, featuring long form non-fiction, fiction, poetry, photography and illustration. It calls itself simply “a magazine of writing,” believing in the pursuit of “damn fine writing” and a “means to put it in its place.” Submission Guidelines Accepts work from writers of any background, nationality and/or residence. Accepts [ … ]

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, [ … ]

Kwani?

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. Kwani?’s editorial panel usually has two reading periods each year. Submit works via email, attaching your work in a (*doc) or (*rtf) file. [ … ]