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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.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, an 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. He studied 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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