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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 Founded in 2012 and funded by Costa Coffee, the £3,500 award recognizes a previously-unpublished short story of “up to 4,000 words by an author aged 18 years or over on 1 January 2017 whose primary residence (ie resident for over six months of the year)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

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

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 explain as follows: We are looking for […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Asymptote Journal’s Translation Contest

Asymptote Journal runs an annual translation contest called Close Approximations. The 1000-dollar prize goes to the best fiction or poetry translation. The prize is international and open to anyone in any part of the world. The contest was established 3 years ago to provide a platform for emerging translators. Asymptote Journal is a literary platform for […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Transition Magazine Invites Submissions about Religion

Here is a call for submission we thought some of you might want to check out. Transition is a decades-old magazine dedicated to Africa-related content and housed at Harvard University. They are looking for essays, fiction, interviews, or visual art exploring the idea of religion. See below for all the details on how to submit […]

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Nnedi Okorafor’s LaGuardia Wins 2020 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story or Comic

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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor is on a roll! Barely two weeks since bagging an Eisner Award, Okarafor wins the coveted Hugo […]

Ugandan Novelist Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Jennifer Makumbi on All-Female Short Story Prize Longlist

Celebrated Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi is on the longlist of the 2020 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her debut […]

Is Oedipus Rex a Form of Detective Fiction? — Watch Episode 5 of Prof. Ato Quayson’s Vlog

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The fifth episode of Professor Ato Quayson’s vlog Critic.Reading.Writing is up! As the literary vlog enters its fifth week, Quayson […]

Wole Soyinka Writes Letter of Solidarity for Detained Humanist Mubarak Bala

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Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has never hesitated to speak out in the face of injustice. He recently penned a letter […]

Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu and Ghanaian American Playwright Jocelyn Bioh Collaborating on a Disney+ Project

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Wanuri Kahiu will direct the Disney+ film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Once on This Island, reports Hollywood Reporter. Ghanaian-American […]

Treasure is a New Novella by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Calling all fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer! Oyinkan Braithwaite has a new novella out. Titled Treasure, the book […]

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