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Opportunity for African Writers | The 2018 Gerald Kraak Award Just Reopened for Submissions

The 2018 Gerald Kraak Award just reopened for submissions. The award had earlier closed for submissions on 31 July but, in a lucky twist for people who missed out, made the decision “due to a technical glitch with our online submissions portal,” and now has a new deadline: 13 October 2017. Here is the announcement […]

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Opportunity for African Interviewers | Submit to Africa in Dialogue

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The interview magazine, Africa in Dialogue, has made a call for submissions for its first issue, which will be guest-edited by the novelist and Saraba co-founder Immanuel Iduma. The interviews could be with “poets, spoken words artists, short story writers, novelists, journalists, screenwriters, filmmakers, bloggers, songwriters, music composers, painters, visual artists, comic writers, illustrators and […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Costa Short Story Award

The 2018 Costa Short Story Award is open for submissions. Founded in 2012 and funded by Costa Coffee, the £3,500 award recognizes a previously-unpublished short story of “up to 4,000 words by an author aged 18 years or over on 1 January 2017 whose primary residence (ie resident for over six months of the year) has […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for This £30,000 Short Story Award

Submissions have begun for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Founded in 2010 and run by The Society of Authors, the £30,000 award is the richest in the world for a single short story. Shortlisted authors take home £1,000. The prize considers only stories up to 6,000 words written in English by authors previously published in […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Etisalat Prize for Literature

The 2018 Etisalat Prize for Literature is open for submissions. Founded by Etisalat Nigeria in 2013, the £15,000 Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize created to honour debut books of fiction—novels or short story collections. The 2017 prize went to Jowhor Ile’s And After Many Days, making him the first Nigerian […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Gerald Kraak Award

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The 2018 Gerald Kraak Award is open for submissions. The award aims to honour works that focus on experiences of gender, social justice and sexuality. The award is given in honour of the late activist Gerald Kraak. Gerald Kraak (1956–2014) was a passionate champion of social justice, an anti-apartheid activist and the head of the […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Pan MacMillan South Africa Now Accepting Unsolicited Submissions

Pan MacMillan South Africa, which usually does not accept unsolicited submissions, has announced their open submissions period. On 8 May, the publishing house began considering unsolicited submissions of fiction, memoir, biography and autobiography, and general non-fiction. They, however, will not consider short story collections, poetry, plays, religion and self-help and children’s books. This open submissions period will […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Submit to Dwartonline’s Issue No. 3

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Dwartonline is a literary magazine managed by Wale Ayinla and Chukwuebuka Ibeh. They recently announced a call for submissions to Issue Number 3, which will be published in April. Submissions are open for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, art and photography. The theme for Issue Number 3 is “Uprooting,” which the editors explains as follows: We are looking for […]

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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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The Fall of the Gods | Chapter 6: Ise | by Anthony Azekwoh | #TFOG

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Ebe onye dara ka chi ya kwaturu ya. Where one falls is where his god pushed him down. *** Emeka […]

Our Favorite Sci-Fi Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu Publishes a Children’s Book

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For those of you who are desperately and constantly in search of African children’s books, Wanuri Kahiu’s recent collaboration with […]

Akwaeke Emezi and Uzodinma Had a Moment

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Akwaeke Emezi is, in more ways than one, the writer we all want to be. Her debut novel is still […]

An Ode to Depression | Victor Enite Abu

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Some mornings, getting out of bed feels like carrying ten bags of cement. Other mornings, you float through space, watching […]

The Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces: Meet the Nominees

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To mark our seventh anniversary on August 1, 2017, we announced the inaugural Brittle Paper Literary Awards, to recognize the finest, original pieces of […]

Burundi’s Pacifique Irankunda Awarded a $40,000 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant | Read an Excerpt from the Manuscript

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Burundian writer Pacifique Irankunda has been awarded a $40,000 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. The grant is for the completion of […]

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