Asymptote Journal is seeking Nigerian indigenous-language writers. Asymptote has published such names as Nobel Prize in Literature winners J.M. Coetzee and Herta Müller as well as championed undiscovered talent from 109 countries and 90 languages. For their efforts in promoting world literature, Asymptote was awarded the 2015 London Book Fair’s International Translation Initiative Award.
In a message to Brittle Paper, Asymptote‘s Editor-at-Large (Nigeria), Olufunke Ogundimu, explained that “although, we ran a feature spotlighting African writers such as Chika Unigwe and Yasmina Khadra in our April 2013 issue, we still haven’t included any indigenous Nigerian language among our roster of languages.”
They are seeking translations of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, criticisms, and interviews, as well as translators who could help introduce good indigenous language authors to our English readers.
Asymptote’s Winter 2018 edition, featuring new writing from 30 countries, is out, with Ismail Kadare, Daniel Mendelsohn, and Marta Zelwan headlining their Microfiction Special Feature.
Check out Asymptote‘s Submission Guidelines.