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The July 2014 issue of Asymptote.

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 PaperAsymptote‘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.

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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.

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