Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions
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Short Story Day Africa 2017 workshops seeks submissions

Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops across the continent. Shorty Story Day Africa are now at the stage where they have workshops for African writers and they are looking for your submission. They have the “usual” terms and conditions for all entries […]

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. […]

Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions
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Babishai Haiku 2017 call for submissions

The Babishai Haiku 2017 award, the leading prize for Haiku writing in Africa, is seeking your submissions for this year’s competition. The award in its second year is sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for East Africa, UNISA and the African Haiku Network. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry of consisting of […]

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist
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José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta make Dublin 2017 shortlist

José Eduardo Agualusa, Mia Couto and Chinelo Okparanta are three African on the shortlist of the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 announced on April 11, 2017. The Dublin International Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. […]

New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals
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New poetry anthology seeks submissions from Burundi nationals

A new anthology titles A Song for Burundi is seeking submissions from Burundians living in exile. Huza Press in collaboration with Africa Writes and Jalada Africa have announced a call for submissions for a poetry anthology from Burundians living in exile. Inspired by the creative force of the large Burundian population living in Rwanda, this […]

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launched her debut collection of prose and poetry Flame and Song at a well-attended event in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa was a child in Uganda in a period that has been indelibly seared into the minds of all Africans; during the murderous regime of Idi […]

EC Osondu is contributing editor to US literary magazine AGNI
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EC Osondu is contributing editor to US literary magazine AGNI

EC Osondu has been announced as the newest contributing editor to respected US literary magazine AGNI. AGNI is an American literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, interviews, and artwork twice a year in print and biweekly online. The magazine was born in Antioch College in the United States and moved a bit before […]

Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa
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Throwback Thursday: The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa

On this edition of Throwback Thursday we focus on The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa which ran from 1980-2009. For many followers of the literary establishment who could be considered to be younger, many believe that publishing in Africa started in 2000. This was the year that Leila Aboulela was awarded the first Caine […]