African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes anthology launches at the Goethe Nairobi
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African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes anthology launches at the Goethe Nairobi

The African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes: Short Stories and Poetry anthology made its Nairobi debut at the Goethe Nairobi on February 9th, 2017. The event included speeches by the trust’s Diana Santiago and a keynote address by Isaac Otidi Amuke. Excerpts from three of the stories in the anthology were read at the event by the […]

Pushcart Prize 2016 nominations: Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango
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Pushcart Prize 2016 nominations: Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango

Panashe Chigumadzi, Nneoma Ike-Njoku and Troy Onyango are three of the six writers that Transition Magazine have nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize is an American literary prize published by Pushcart Press that honors the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot” published in the small presses over the previous year.  The anthologies […]

Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 
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Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets 

Ba re e ne re Short Story anthology campaign meets crowd funding targets. Ba re e ne re, an educational nonprofit based in Lesotho that promotes increased literacy, creative writing and artistic exchange as well hosts an annual literature festival in the Southern African nation. Ba re e ne re is the equivalent of “Once […]

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016
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Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016. From Zimbabwe to the rest of the continent we bring you opportunities for your writing career. They include; The 1980 Alliance seeks prose from Zimbabwe The 1980 Alliance is looking for writers for the second edition of its book project. The first edition, ‘Dream of […]

Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans
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Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016 calls for your submissions Rwandans

Rwandans are called to make their fiction submissions for the Huza Press Prize for Fiction 2016. Huza Press a new outfit out of Rwanda announced themselves to the African literary with a bang last year as they organized the first known writing competition in the history of the Eastern African nation. The prize started with […]

The Enkare Review seeks your prose, poetry, letters and essays
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The Enkare Review seeks your prose, poetry, letters and essays

The Enkare Review seeks your prose, poetry, letters and essays for their latest edition. The Enkare Review is a quarterly magazine that aims to discover new, vibrant voices in the literary scape and to give these creatives a platform to showcase their talent. Based in Nairobi, but accepting submissions from all over the world, they […]

Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for quarterly edition
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Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for quarterly edition

Afridiaspora seeks your submissions for its debut edition of its new quarterly edition. Afridiaspora is a pan-African literary webzine that showcases beautiful African stories written by African writers at home and in the diaspora. I have been enjoying reading their features, reviews, stories and more over the last few months. Our friends from Afridiaspora have […]

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Omenana seeks your contributions

Omenana, a tri-monthly speculative fiction e-magazine, is open to submissions from writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. Stories and art must be speculative fiction (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror or Magical Realism) and must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent. Stories and art should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity […]