Dike Okoro, who has taught creative writing at the Roosevelt University in Chicago and is currently doing his doctorate in English at the University of Wisconsin, asked me to put this call for submissions at this blog. Fellow African writers may find it as step to widen their horizons:
Emerging Voices of African Short Fiction & Poetry 2008
We invite all unpublished and well-established authors to submit their original work. Original work in English and any of the indigenous African languages (Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Swati, Vend, Tsonga, Ndebele, Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo, Kiswahili, Gikuyu, Amharic,Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic, etc) will be considered. Please include translations in English). Fiction: Submit one short story (Entry may have any theme or subject but should not exceed 800 words. Stories must be original and should not have been previously published anywhere. Handwritten entries will not be accepted. Submit short story entry with a bio and contact details.Poetry: submit between 4-6 poems (Poems to fit a full page of the anthology). Submit poems with a bio (45 words) and contact details.Deadline: All submissions must be received no later than March 2, 2008. All submissions must be emailed to
(Mphande.email@example.com) & (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paste submission into the body of the email. No word attachments please. Entrants must be residents of any country in Africa, those born on the continent but currently reside outside the continent, etc), and naturalized citizens of any country on the continent. We encourage entries from West Africa, East Africa, Saharan Africa Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, & Algeria, etc) and Africa south of the continent (especially Burundi, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Angola, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda & Zimbabwe), especially women. Compensation: Contributors will receive a copy of the anthology upon
publication. All contributors retain copyrights of their material/work. A major US publisher will publish this anthology in the fall of 2008, and a distinguished African writer/scholar of high standing will write the foreword to the book.