Publication opportunity – Voices – An anthology of contemporary art and literature

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Voices– An anthology of contemporary art and literature

Voices is an anthology of contemporary art and literature interested in exploring every single place that makes up our world. It is a curious work, determined to reveal places and the lives they consist. The world is one global place, and is made up of smaller places called continents, which is made up of smaller places called countries made up of smaller cities and towns. Thus, we want to showcase the various places that make the world a global village.

‘Voices’ is as it is called is a conglomeration of voices from a place, be it a region, town, country or county. The voices are unique, stemming from various notions and interpretations of different people on this particular place. The anthology places its interest on places rather than ideas or abstract nouns. For us, places reveal people, places have a life of their own that we want to show the world.

Voices welcomes submissions of all kind and is opposed to stereotypical writing or art. We want something dynamic, uncommon and unusual that tells the true story of a place


The Ife Issue

Ile-Ife is an ancient Yoruba town in Southwestern Nigeria, Osun State. Also known as Ife, the town is renowned for its place in Yoruba folk myth as the traditional home of Yoruba civilization and doubles as a holy city of humankind. It boasts of art and culture and rich history that stands it out as one of the most desirable archaeological sites in Southwestern Nigeria.

We are accepting submissions from all over on the theme of ‘Ife’. We believe in the concept of borderlessness, that everyone can talk about every place, especially through art and literature, and we want to reach every one in every place with the stories and pictures and arts of Ife as well.

All submissions must explore, reveal and / or revolve around the place ‘Ife’. We accept compelling and atypical short fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, poetry, photography, art, and conversations.


All submissions must;

  • Be formatted in 1.5 line spacing
  • Be properly edited for errors (Works dotted with errors will have reduced chances of being selected for publication)
  • Be in font 12 Times New Roman
  • Contain a cover page stating name, mailing address, email address, phone number (with International dialing code, title of piece and word count.
  • Be sent as a Microsoft word doc or docx file attachment. Photography and art may be sent as jpeg file.
  • Be sent as attachments
  • Have email subject as FIRST NAME LAST NAME for example Akintunde Bello (where there are multiple submissions, the submissions should have a number after the first name and last name signifying what number of submission it is.)
  • Be sent along with a bio of no more than 50 words (in third person) in the body of the mail.



Submission window is from July 15th to September 15th. Upon receipt of your submission, you will receive a mail within 72 hours acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive a mail, please do not resend your work, simply send a query to



No responses are given about pieces being accepted for the anthology until the end of October. Only selected works will get responses by the end of October.



Multiple submissions are accepted, however, we aim at publishing as many views and as many names as possible with a wide as possible geographical spread.



Please note that we do not accept already work already published elsewhere in print or on the web. All submissions must be previously unpublished. We maintain first copyrights of all works submitted for the first six months after publication of the anthology after which the work may be used elsewhere.



Must be between 1,500 and 4,500 words

We accept any form from horror to surreal and magical. Any form is acceptable as long as it conforms to the theme and is compelling.

Multiple submissions must be sent as individual attachments with individual cover pages

Fiction submissions should be sent to


Must be between 1,500 and 2, 500 words.

Memoirs, essays, travel writings and all forms of creative non-fiction are accepted. News pieces, op-eds, articles, scholarly and academic papers and journalistic writings are not accepted. We want creative and compelling non-fiction.

Multiple submissions must be sent as individual attachments with individual cover pages.

Submissions should be sent to



We are accepting a small number of book reviews so submissions of book reviews must be pitched. Pitches may be no more than 400 words and be sent in the body of the mail to .Response time for pitches is 24 hours.

All book reviews must be sent to the fiction editor to



Each poem must be no more than two pages long. No more than three poems may be submitted in one document. Each poem title must be indicated above the poem individually as well as on the cover page.

All poetry submissions must be sent as attachment to



We are also open to digital art and photography. Must be high resolution jpeg files (300 dpi or higher) and not larger than 3MB. Each submission must be properly named and sent as an attachment to



We are not looking for bland interviews, we want active, participatory and lively conversations that inspire, intrigue, and even spark more conversations.

Conversations must not exceed 1, 500 words.

All conversations must be first pitched. Pitches must be no more than 400 words and should be sent to . Pitches will be responded to within 24 hours. Conversation submissions should be sent to

For more information visit


Call for submissions: Imagine Africa 500

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The Story Club Malawi in partnership with Panafrica Publishers Ltd; An
African publisher based in Malawi, is pleased to announce a call for
submission to the anthology IMAGINE AFRICA 500.

We urge writers from all over the African continent and in diaspora to
give us their dreams, their dreads, their hopes, their fictions about
the future in Africa in 500 years from now.

To participate, send us your short story, on any theme, about Africa
set 500 years from now. The 10 best short submitted works will be
published in the anthology shortly thereafter. All writers who submit
their work will hear from us.

Submission details:
1. Submission deadline is March 15, 2015 at 12:00 midnight.
2. A short story of between 3000 – 3500 words.
3. Must be in English
4. The story must be un published
5. On any subject but it should be about Africa and set 500 years from now
6. The authors must be born in Africa, or nationals of an African
country, or whose parents are African.
7. Authors must submit a short biography of themselves. 300 words maximum
8. All submissions should be sent to
9. Submission is limited to two stories per author
10. All submission should be in Microsoft Word; Use a single, clear
font, 12 point size. The best to use is Times New Roman.
11. Use clear black text on a white background.
12. Include your name and contact information at the top left of the
first page. Put an accurate word count at the top right. Put the title
half-way down the page, centred, with “by Your Name” underneath. Start
the story beneath that.
13. Put your name, story title and the page number as a
right-justified header on every subsequent page, in the format
Name/Title/Page Number.
14. Left-justify your paragraphs. Right margins should be “ragged”.
15. The Story Club is a new initiative in Malawi and is currently not
funded; we hope to use the funds realized from this publication to
publish subsequent anthologies. As such we will not be able to pay
writers for accepted submissions.
16. By participating the authors are permitting the Story Club to
submit the stories to such competitions as the Caine Prize and other
available prizes.
17. All copy rights remain with the writer.

Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Sexualities: An Anthology

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Call for Papers: Women, Gender and Sexualities: An Anthology

Co-Edited Dr. Rujuta Mandelia (Temple University) and Moiyattu Banya, MSW (Temple University)

Papers are invited for an anthology that provides the historical foundations of diverse feminist discourses on gender, race, class, sexuality and disability vis-à-vis nationality, citizenship, and post-colonialism, the critical understanding of how women live their experiences in diverse cultural, geographical, and religious, worlds, the fundamental construction of sex, gender, sexuality and class as social constructions and how they are enacted within respective societies. In other words, how is gender perceived and enacted in different societies? This anthology  also provides the integral intersections of sex, class, gender and sexuality as social groups and how they work within systems of patriarchy, and the foundational understanding that global affects the local in multiple ways just as the local affects the global. It will also focus on women as agents and subjects of change. In other words, how women/genders negotiate and bring change through activism? This anthology will provide foundational readings,personal narratives and essays.


Topics solicited include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sexualized Bodies

  • Violence Against Women and LGBTQIA Communities

  • Transnational Activism

  • Women in STEM

  • Immigration

  • Labor Movements

  • Nationalism and Citizenship

  • Law (both local and international) and Its Impact on Women


We are looking for personal narratives as well as essays not more than 1000 words.

All submissions must be final and fully edited. Please submit your work with a brief author bio of 100-150 words no later than February 15, 2015.  Please submit your work as an attachment in Word doc or docx. Authors must have a record of academic/activist writing, have experience in women’s issues, women’s human rights work, and a sound understanding of feminist theories relevant to the anthology. Kindly note that only authors whose work are chosen for the anthology will be notified.

Please forward your submissions to Rujuta Mandelia ( or Moiyattu Banya (

Books LIVE is excited to announce a new flash fiction competition, with the winning entry receiving a Kobo eReader!

Write a story – maximum 500 words – inspired by one of these newspaper posters in the Facebook album.

Submit your stories to

(If you have a South African newspaper poster you’d like to add to the album, share it with us on Facebook or Twitter.)

The winner will receive a beautiful black Kobo Glo eReader, and the winning story will be published on Books LIVE!

Writing Opportunities

Writing Opportunity: WORDRITE

Writing Opportunities


Femrite, Uganda

WORDRITE, an e- journal from Femrite is calling for articles, short stories, flash fiction, plays, poetry and book reviews for publication.  Up to three poems, a short play and one short story (2,000 words max) per author will be accepted.

Please e-mail submissions and inquiries to and

Deadline for submissions is Monday 17th November 2014.