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The editors of a new anthology project called Voices invite writers and artists to submit their work for publication.

The objective of the publication is to use art and literature to tell stories exploring space and place within a globalized world.

The theme of the issue currently being assembled is the ancient city of Ife, an iconic space in Yoruba mythology and history.

Here is how Caleb Adebayo, the publisher of the anthology, explains it:

Ile-Ife is an ancient Yoruba town in Southwestern Nigeria, Osun State. Also known as Ife, the town is renowned for its place in Yoruba folk myth as the traditional home of Yoruba civilization and doubles as a holy city of humankind. It boasts of art and culture and rich history that stands it out as one of the most desirable archaeological sites in Southwestern Nigeria. These exquisite characteristics of the small city peppered with mysteries ignite the interest to debut this anthology with this place- Ife.

We are accepting submissions from all over on the theme of ‘Ife’. We believe in the concept of borderlessness, that everyone can talk about every place, especially through art and literature, and we want to reach every one in every place with the stories and pictures and arts of Ife as well.

Pretty much all genres—fiction, non-fiction, art, photography, poetry, and book reviews— are accepted. The one thing to keep in mind is that your work is more likely to be accepted if it is “compelling and atypical,” genuinely and refreshingly creative, boundary pushing and “dynamic.”

For more information on entry criteria, click HERE.

Good luck!

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

2 Responses to “Publishing Opportunity For African Writers | Submissions to Voices Anthology Now Open” Subscribe

  1. Lanre Ayanlowo December 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    I have a drama book I want to publish traditionally. Can you publish it for me?

  2. Eric Chikusela August 30, 2018 at 2:24 am #

    I have a fictional manuscript (Waters of Rejection) centered on HIV/Aids in Zambia. This is where my main protagonist tries to win back her life after being widowed. She hits a wall of prejudice and suspicion making it difficult for her to intergrate back into society.

    My manuscript has been approved as a literature book for senior secondary by the curriculum development centre a department of the Ministry of Education of Zambia

    My book can make interesting reading for all ages. i feel the story of HIV/Aids has been mainly told from the western eyes or perspective when the hardest hit continent has been Africa.

    Eric Chikusela

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