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Enter for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award | New Deadline: 31 August

The 2019 Gerald Kraak Award is open for submissions. The deadline has been moved from 25 June to 31 August 2018. Founded in 2016 by the Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation, in honour of the late activist Gerald Kraak, the R25 000 Gerald Kraak Award aims to honour writing and photography by Africans which “provoke […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Enter for the 2018 Babishai Niwe Poetry Competition

The annual Babisha Niwe Poetry Prize is open for submissions. All African poets who will not have published a full-length collection by July 2018 are eligible and encouraged to submit to the prize. Only previously unpublished poems written in English will be accepted. Entrants are to submit five single-spaced poems in a Word document via […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Submit to Bakwa Magazine’s Issue 08

Bakwa, Cameroon’s leading Anglophone literary magazine, is open to submissions for its 8th issue, themed around “pain.” Submissions can be emailed to dzekashu@bakwa.org. The deadline is April 15. Here is the call for submissions. Writing about pain, some have said, is an easy way to get published. Topics surrounding pain seem to draw empathy or sympathy. […]

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Opportunity | Submit to Issues 22, 23 and 24 of Saraba Magazine

Saraba magazine is currently open to submissions to its issues 22: “Open,” 23: “Fake Truths,” and 24: “Viral.” The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2017. The magazine will be paying ₦10,000 (around $30) for accepted work. For the 2018 issues of Saraba magazine, we ask prospective contributors to interpret the themes in singular, yet compelling ways. Submit […]

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Opportunity | Apply to Be Sales and Marketing Manager at The Indigo Press

The Indigo Press, a newly established independent publisher based in London, is looking for “an ambitious Sales and Marketing Manager to establish and nourish the key relationships that will sell our books.” The company has the editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, most recently shortlisted for the Brittle Paper Award for Essays/Think Pieces, as its Publishing […]

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Opportunity for Editors | Apply to Be Assistant Editor at Wasafiri Magazine

Wasafiri, the UK’s leading literary magazine for international voices, has invited applications for the position of Assistant Editor. The job will be part-time, with the successful candidate working two and a half days per week and collecting “£25,000 pro-rata.” Founded in 1984 by its current editor Susheila Nasta, professor of Modern Literature at Open University, […]

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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

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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Teju Cole Joins Harvard’s Department of English as Gore Vidal Professor of Creative Writing

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Teju Cole has joined Harvard University’s Department of English as the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing. […]

Always Another Country | Sisonke Msimang’s North America Book Tour

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Last October, Sisonke Msimang’s debut memoir Always Another Country was published by Jonathan Ball Publishers in South Africa. The account of […]

Chimamanda Adichie Adds Her Voice to Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

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Chimamanda Adichie has added her voice to Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis, following efforts by Cameroonian novelists Imbolo Mbue and Patrice Nganang. […]

Deji Olukotun’s Novels, Nigerians In Space and After The Flare, Optioned by Major Film Company

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Deji Olukotun’s novels Nigerians in Space and After the Flare have been optioned by major film company. The crime novelist shared this […]

Petina Gappah Is Working on a Rhodesia Trilogy Comprising a Comedy, a Tragedy, and an Epic

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Petina Gappah is working on a series, what she calls the Rhodesia Trilogy. The Zimbabwean writer and novelist, whose short […]

Nnedi Okorafor Announces New Project Due in December, Set in the Universe of Binti and Lagoon

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Fresh from her trending appearance at the Emmys with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martins, Nnedi Okorafor has announced […]

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