Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 5,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."

Image by Laolu Sebanjo.

From the Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology Team: Call for Submissions

One of the things often passed as “African” is an easily shocked but pretentious sensibility when it comes to sex. Nigeria, for example, is currently the world’s seventh most populous country. How we got there? Sex and lots of it! Still, there is not enough of the erotic in our literature. We are having sex in the open, on the sly. We are doing it straight and bending. It is consensual, sometimes not. Whichever way it occurs, to not write our versions of the sexual and erotic is to skip past an important part of our existence.

This is an invitation to be part of Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology. If you accept this invitation, we would like to encourage your freedom of sexual expression and, as such, to feel free to write and capture your realities and fantasies. The brain, they say, is the largest sexual organ. Therefore, go on, stimulate us!

GUIDELINES

1. Maximum of 2000 words.

2. Any art format that can be expressed on the page (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, digital art, etc) is welcome. Note: Erotica is oftentimes dismissed as merely pornographic, and it is to shake this stance that we ask that you create something different.

3. While two is the maximum limit for written submissions from a contributor, six is the limit for photography or digital art. We, however, reserve the right to pick what makes the cut.

4. All submissions should be titled and all photographs captioned.

5. Submissions should be Word attachments or pasted into the body of the email. No PDFs.

6. Pseudonyms, while not necessary, are allowed.

7. Send your work to eroticafricasubs@gmail.com. Each submission would be acknowledged soonest.

8. Deadline: 31 March, 2018.

Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology will be published by Brittle Paper and will appear online for free downloads in June, 2018. Let us come and pull the sheets off the S-Word and be sexy, honest and open about how we express ourselves through our bodies.

Tags:

About Otosirieze Obi-Young

View all posts by Otosirieze Obi-Young
Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction Editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is Curator at The Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Erotic Africa: Opportunity for African writers - African Politics and Policy - January 29, 2018

    […] https://brittlepaper.com/2018/01/opportunity-african-writers-submit-erotic-africa-literary-anthology… […]

  2. EROTICA: Rules of engagement when asking readers to review your draft | Tiah Marie Beautement - January 31, 2018

    […] dark” stories are about adults having safe and consensual naked time – write on. In fact, Brittle Paper is looking for erotica, should you be […]

  3. Call for Submission: Submit to “Erotic Africa: The Sex Anthology” | Inspire Crib - February 7, 2018

    […] website for more […]

Leave a Reply

Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@brittlepaper) and sign up for our "I love African Literature" newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."

Archives

Teju Cole’s Essay on The Disposability of Black Lives is Essential Reading for Our Current Moment

george floyd minneapolis teju cole

As we mourn the death of George Floyd, whose life was brutally taken by a white police officer in Minneapolis, […]

Lolwe Needs You to Achieve its Goal of Paying Writers

lolwe (2)

Lolwe is a literary magazine founded in January 2020 by Kenyan writer and editor Troy Onyango. One of the magazine’s […]

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

bernardine evaristo orwell prize (1)

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Sponsored by The Orwell Foundation […]

#WeTurnToBooks Returns! Catch Nnedi Okorafor, Kiru Taye, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, & Ayesha Harruna Attah Live on Instagram

WeTurnToBooks Site

Hey Brittle Paper readers and followers! We’re excited to announce the second installment of our #WeTurnToBooks series on Instagram Live, […]

Tomi Adeyemi Recommends 5 Books to Escape Into While You’re Social Distancing

Untitled design

Wondering what’s on Tomi Adeyemi’s quarantine reading list? Adeyemi recently shared five books she is reading (and re-reading) during the […]

All the Scoop on Fiston Mujila’s Forthcoming Novel The Villain’s Dance

Fiston Mujila The Villain's Dance

Fiston Mujila’s second novel is set for a September 2020 release by France-based publishing powerhouse Éditions Métailié. It has been […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.