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Category: visual art

Submit to Kabaka Magazine

Deadline: Dec.12. Kabaka Magazine is a quarterly queer literary magazine. It publishes original, unpublished poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, videos, non-fiction: interviews, reviews,  memoir pieces, and essays. It wants works that interrogate what it means to be queer and African. Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture. As [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 So, submit your unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces if you’re a Somalian and Sudanese writer.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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Transition Religion Call

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2017 For the Transition Religion Call, submit your essays, interviews, poetry, fiction, and visual art that reflect on the role of religion in Africa and diaspora. Transition seeks fresh perspectives about the role and meaning of religion in the African Diaspora. Also, it seeks perspectives about conflict, and resettlement triggered by inter/intra-religious confrontation. Transition accepts simultaneous submissions but does [ … ]

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: 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 [ … ]

Saraba Magazine Call for Submissions

Saraba Magazine calls for submissions for its nineteenth issue, themed Power, and its twentieth issue with the theme of Money. For the Power, 19th issue, submit works that examine what and where is power, and how does it work. Power is everywhere, diffused and embodied. So, how do we use Power? Submit your creative propositions on power, offering insight into [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Jalada Africa

Jalada Africa is pan-African writers’ collective. Does not pay. Aims to publish literature by African authors regularly by making it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible. Comments, enquiries, and letters to the editors should be sent to: letters@jalada.org. Fiction: Each writer may submit up to a maximum of [ … ]

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, [ … ]

SierrArts

Launched in 2012, SierrArts explores and showcases the literary arts by Sierra Leonean writers and artists. SierrArts is currently the only online literary journal established by Sierra Leoneans. SierrArts is a nonprofit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media. Submit: interviews, book reviews, and arts and culture.

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 [ … ]

joINT

joINT seeks to create a space in which to re-interpret what it means to be of African descent when one does not “fit” into the illusory monolith of Black political identity. joINT seeks work from writers and visual artists across the African diaspora, who exist within the margins of gender, sex, religious, cis, able-bodied, and class privilege, to name a [ … ]