Call for Submissions, October, 2020

The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Opens. A. Igoni Barrett among the Judges

The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open to submissions.

The judges are: Zoë Wicomb (Chair), A. Igoni Barrett (Africa), Khademul Islam (Asia), Keith Jarrett (Canada and Europe), Diana McCaulay (the Caribbean) and Tina Makereti (the Pacific).

The overall winner receives £5,000. Regional winners receive £2,500 each. If the winning story is a translation, the translator receives additional prize money. Winners are published online by Granta magazine.

Entry is free and open until November 1, 2020.

Find more information here: https://www.commonwealthwriters.org/cssp-2021/

University of Michigan’s African Literature Today

University of Michigan’s African Literature Today calls for papers, articles and interviews that engage African speculative and science fiction. This special issue will be guest-edited by Chimalum Nwankwo and Louisa Uchum Egbunike. The deadline for submission is November 16, 2020

All Africans, both those on the continent and in the Diaspora are eligible. There is no submission fee.

For details on how to submit, visit: www.creativewritingnews.com/african-literature-today-calls-for-papers-how-to-submit/amp/

The Journal of African Youth Literature

The Journal of African Youth Literature (also known as Jay Lit) is open for its third issue. It accepts poetry, fiction, plays, comic and visual art from young African writers who are between the ages of 15 and 35.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. There is no submission fee.

For more details on how to submit, please visit:

www.africanyouthliterature.art.blog/submissions 

Ibua Journal 2020 Continental Call

Submissions are open for the Ibua Journal 2020 Continental Call themed Bold: Imagining a New Africa. All entries should be set in an African country, city or village.

  • The winning story and poem will receive a cash prize of $300 and $100 respectively.
  • The shortlisted stories and poems will receive $100 and $50 respectively. The shortlist is a total of 5 per category.
  • All long-listed stories and poems will be published in the anthology Bold: Imagining a New Africa (E-book) and also in the Ibua Journal.

To submit, visit: https://ibuajournal.com/continental-calls/

Mosi Oa Tunya Review’s First Issue

Mosi Oa Tunya Review is a new and innovative pan-African, multi-lingual journal for seasoned and budding storytellers. Founded by Tendai and Ellen Machingaidze, a mother-daughter team from Zimbabwe, Mosi Oa Tunya Review will be published bi-annually in January and June. The journal accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s story, and photography/drawings/paintings

Submissions close on October 30, 2020.

​For details on how to submit, please visit: www.mosioatunyareview.com

Lunaris Review is Open for Submissions

Lunaris Review is open for submissions from September 1 to November 30. The review accepts fiction, nonfiction, art/photography, and poetry except erotica and chic lit.

Submission should be between 500-5,000 words.

For more information please visit: https://review.lunaris.com.ng/submission-guidelines/

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