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The Single Story Foundation (TSSF) is currently open for submissions. The journal will be accepting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
In an email to Brittle Paper, their editors stated that their interest are in “works about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa.”
Here are the submission guidelines.
  • TSSF does not not accept unoriginal or previously published pieces.
  • Word count for nonfiction: 4,000 words. Word count for fiction: 6,000 words. Poetry: three to five poems.
  •  Writers should send their works as a Microsoft Word document attachment to journal@singlestory.org, with the email title as TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [genre]. Identifying information should not be in the document submitted.
  • All submissions should include at most a 100-word biography, in the body of the email.
  • Deadline: July 15.

 

Submissions to TSSF will be peer-reviewed by Tolu Oloruntoba, Chris Ogunlowo, Ayo Sogunro, Meka Jegede, and Kacy Cunningham. If accepted, the journal’s managing editor, Tiah Beautement, and the rest of the editorial team, Tolu Daniel and Genna Gardini, will work with the writers to get their submissions ready for publication.

Submit HERE.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review ("Mulumba," 2016), Transition ("A Tenderer Blessing," 2015), and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award ("You Sing of a Longing," 2017), for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. His conversations appear in Africa in Dialogue, Bakwa, SPRINNG, and Dwartonline. He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (October 2016), focuses on Nigerian cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. Born in Aba, he combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies, and teaches English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, he just Googles Rihanna.

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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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