Submissions

Five Opportunities for African writers and poets for April 2020.

In our continuing monthly series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other art in April 2020.

  • Warscapes: The Corona Notebooks.

If you are willing and able, Warscapes would love it if you could record a 2-3 minute video of yourself thinking about this pandemic, maybe accessing a previous memory, maybe reporting on an injustice, maybe narrating a sweet fragment from your daily life, maybe recounting a second chance that this pandemic gave you, maybe telling us about a loved one you reconnected with, maybe you’ve seen a movie or read a book that was powerful, maybe telling us about having the illness. The tone, the tale, the genre and the language is yours to choose. There is an overwhelming amount of news and information but we will together weave an emotionally vibrant and artistic tapestry.

Deadline: Not designated.

More information: Click here.

  • Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize: Open for Submissions

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is currently receiving submissions from around the world. Writers who have not yet published a book-length work in their chosen genre can enter, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or background, in hopes of winning the £1,000 prize in each category: Fiction, Life Writing, and Poetry. As well as the cash prize, winners and shortlisted writers may be eligible for a Chapter and Verse award, courtesy of The Literary Consultancy (TLC), worth £2,000, or Free Reads mentoring, to support them as they grow and develop their work.

Deadline: June 1, 2020.

More information: Click here.

  • BKO Literature Magazine.

South Africa based BKO Literature Magazine invites you to submit poems, short stories, opinion pieces & thoughts for its 2nd issue. Edited by Sabata-mpho Mokae, the theme for the magazine is “A Century Later: Reflecting on Mhudi & Work of Sol Plaatje.”

Deadline: May 15.

Information: Twitter

  • Nokurasa Publishing.

South Africa-based Nokurasa Publishing is giving writers a chance to feature in an upcoming anthology on “Life eKasi.” The call is open to all people who live ekasi or have a personal relationship with the township. The selection of contributions will be loosely biased towards a Pan-African and feminist ideology.

Deadline: September 30, 2020.
Details: Twitter.

  • Ebedi Review: Special Edition.

Ebedi Review 2016This year is the 10th year since the founding of the Ebedi International Writers’ Residency by former Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors Dr Wale Okediran. For ten years, fellows of the Ebedi Residency from across Africa and other writers have contributed to the Ebedi Review, the annual literary magazine published by the residency. This year, the Ebedi Review seeks submissions for the Special Edition of the magazine.

Deadline: April 30, 2020.

Information: Click here.

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