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HOLAA is an art and literary project that celebrates queer African women and communities. They’re asking writers everywhere to contribute to an anthology of erotic writing. The anthology is titled Dark Juices & Afrodisiacs – An Erotic Anthology. 

Read the official call for submission for more details on how to submit your work:

Dark Juices & Afrodisiacs – An Anthology of African queer erotica 

“I had a feeling that Pandora’s box contained the mysteries of woman’s sensuality… The language of sex had yet to be invented. The language of the senses was yet to be explored.” — Anaïs NinDelta of Venus

Ever had a sexual fantasy? Ever had something make you so hot under the collar you just had to write about it? Something that had you dripping wet? We want stories about sex, pleasure and coming. We want stories about desire. We want stories about when sex happened and sex did not happen. We want stories of African women experiencing pleasure with other women.

We recognize that sexuality is a complex and wide space, it is not possible to present all forms of representation in one place. For this edition, as women who have sex with women, we recognize that there are not many erotica stories written by women for women on the African continent. We hoped to use this as an opportunity to invite women to write their fantasies, their experiences, they wildest dreams. This is about sexual freedom and imagination and expression.

We are creating an anthology we seek to call Dark Juices & Afrodisiacs for African queer women to contribute erotica.

  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Photo essays

Contributors will receive an honorarium of $100 for submissions that appear in this anthology, as well as a copy of the awesomely sensually sexy final product.

GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES

The stories should be:

  • English (British spelling)
  • Word and phrases in other languages encouraged
  • Anything up to 4000 words
  • Written by African queer women
  • Have some sex or imply sexual pleasure between two women
  • Fiction or non-fiction
  • An original work
  • Author can submit as many stories as they want
  • Author can submit under any name they want

Please send the submissions double spaced in Times New Roman, 12 point black font in a word document (.doc. rtf or .docx, NO PDFS).

Email submissions to:  darkjuicesanthology@gmail.com

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Please Note: Brittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this call for submissions, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. For any inquiry, go to darkjuicesanthology@gmail.com. Thank you.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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