Zukiswa Wanner, Luis Philip Lomelo curate new South-South initiative La Shamba
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Zukiswa Wanner, Luis Philip Lomelo curate new South-South initiative La Shamba

South African Zukiswa Wanner and Mexico’s Luis Philip Lomelo are the co-curators of the new South-South initiative, an online literary initiative seeking to give a platform to writing from Latin America and Africa. The two were previously selected for the Africa39 and Bogota39 lists as writers expected to shape the future of literature in their […]

Black Letter Media seeks your short stories
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Black Letter Media seeks your short stories

Duduzile Zamantungwa MabasoSouth African based publisher Black Letter Media wants to read and publish your short stories in the third edition of their anthology The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing and bookselling company Founded by Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso in 2011. […]

Nyanza Literary Festival seeks your Submissions
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Nyanza Literary Festival seeks your Submissions

The Nyanza Literary Festival which is set to happen on the last weekend of August seeks your submissions. The Nyanza Literary Festival aims to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The information on the festival is still sketchy as the team working on it is […]

Four anthologies to submit your stories today
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Four anthologies to submit your stories today

For those who are looking for spaces to submit your stories, here are four anthologies that are excellent options. Lesotho Story Anthology To promote short story writing from Lesotho, Ba re e ne re is proud to announce our first story Anthology. We know that our fertile landscape, from the mountains to the streets, cultivates the fresh stories of […]

Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30
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Shadreck Chikoti’s Imagine Africa 500 anthology out on April 30

The Imagine Africa 500 anthology featuring some of the continent’s leading names in speculative fiction this month. It will make its online debut on April 30. In November last year, I spoke about a workshop hosted by the Story Club in Malawi was facilitated by Billy Kahora, Jackee Batanda and Beatrice Lamwaka. Those at the workshop were […]

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology
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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o story stars in latest Jalada Anthology

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s story The Upright Revolution (or Why Humans Walk Upright) is the story at the centre of Jalada Africa’s latest anthology dubbed The Translation Issue. The story which was initially written in Kikuyu and translated into English by Kenya’s leading author is a folk tale about the human body parts and a battle […]

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Short Story Day Africa 2015 longlist announced

Short Story Day Africa has announced the longlist of this year’s anthology. The stories from writers from across the continent explored the theme “Water” in interesting and unexpected ways, and both the readers and the SSDA team and editors felt the collection to be exceptional in scope and skill. The twenty one stories will now […]

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues the Jalada Conversations
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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues the Jalada Conversations

The other week I talked about our friends from Jalada and their innovative way they are introducing their new Languages anthology. They are doing thing this by doing a series of interviews they call “conversations” that they feel will be the best to sell it. The first of the conversations was between Ivorian Renee Edwige […]