Photo courtesy of Sistah Sistah Foundation.

Zambian nonprofit Sistah Sistah Foundation recently announced their new project, an African Feminist fiction anthology that will feature stories about African women through African voices, especially womxn and minority groups. Submissions are open till March 3, 2023 and winners will receive an honorarium of 100 USD.

Sistah Sistah Foundation is a a grassroots collective of young intersectional feminists in Zambia amplifying the voices of womxn and girls. The theme of their anthology is African Women’s Tales and the goal is to celebrate and share the experiences of African Feminists, including women, nonbinary femmes, and gender-expansive folks.

The anthology will help young writers launch their work, have a platform for their voices, and allow them to fuel their creative storytelling into social justice activism. All proceeds from the anthology will fund a skills training program for Zambian women and girls who lack financial independence and live in safe houses.

Submission Criteria:

  • Work must be original and should not be published elsewhere.
  • Stories must be about African women.
  • Writers must be African in origin.
  • Fiction only, but stories inspired by real events are welcome.
  • Stories must be based on the African continent.
  • No deeply distressing stories or with triggering scenes such as sexual assault.
  • Submissions should be between 4000–5000 words.
  • Font should be Times New Roman 11.
  • Each writer is only allowed one submission.
  • Stories submitted should not be published in other publications and websites at least 4 months after the anthology publication.

Submissions should be sent via email in a Word or Google doc format with the subject line “The Feminist: African Women’s Tales.” Include your name, address, phone number, email address, and a short bio.

Selected writers will receive a $100 honorarium and will still own rights to their work.

DEADLINE: March 3, 2023

More details about how to submit here.