The Single Story Foundation has launched two publications as well as appointed five new members to its board.
The Single Story Foundation founded by Murewa Olubela is an organization that provides storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and in diaspora. The organisation gives you opportunities in literature as well as giving a screenwriting academy.
The folks at the foundation have announced the launch of both its visual literary magazine and online literary journal. The magazine will feature diverse contents such as fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, visual art, and photography. The journal will only feature fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry contents. Submission calls will open on Nov. 1 and May 1 each year.
“The two publications are one of the initiatives we’re undertaking at TSSF to provide storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and abroad,” said Olubela. “I’m excited to see how to see how it goes. I’m also looking forward to fleshing out, solidifying and announcing other news we will have in the future.
Alongside the new publications they have also announced a new team to help running their project. The board now includes Taiye Selasi, Chris Abani, Chika Unigwe, and Okey Ndibe alongside founder Murewa Olubela. The Publication Advisory Board members consist of Tolu Oloruntoba, Chris Ogunlowo, Ayo Sogunro, Mia Farraday and Kacy Cunningham.
“We are very pleased to welcome our board of directors and advisory board,” said Murewa Olubela, founder of The Short Story Foundation. “Their experience and leadership will definitely serve the Foundation well.”
The Board of Directors will work to ensure the Foundation achieves its vision and mission. The Board will advocate, establish, and implement appropriate policies and procedures. It also will participate actively in resource development, and exercise stewardship and appropriate oversight over the Foundation.
In addition, the Foundation appoints five members consisting of fiction writers, non-fiction writers, and poets to its Publication Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will single-blind peer review journal and magazine submissions. Members will sometimes write editorials for the publications.
The Advisory Board will complement the Board of Directors. Members will be asked to tackle specific issues raised by the editorial team and to generate ideas and opportunities. Members were selected through an open selection process.