Project Description: Africa39 is seeking 120 of most promising fiction authors under the age of 40 from Africa South of the Sahara and the diaspora. The longlist will be culled to 39 of the most promising African writers under the age of 39 in April 2014.
Submission Requirements: The prize is open to African writers under the age of 39. (By African writer they mean writers that are residents of/were born in/have at least one parent who was born in: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Helena, São Tomé and Príncipe Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.) All submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Your submission should include one creative piece (e.g. a short story, excerpt of a longer piece of fiction or narrative non-fiction) no longer than 5,000 words in double-spaced Times New Roman 12pt font. The piece should be sent as both a Word doc and a .pdf with page numbers. With your submission, include a 500 word synopsis after the cover page if the submission is an excerpt of a larger work. The publisher Bloomsbury is committed to publishing the anthology in English by October 2014 if the commissioned works by the authors are ready by end of March 2014. Nobel Prize winner Professor Wole Soyinka will write the introduction to the anthology. Renowned editor, Dame Ellah Allfrey (OBE), will edit the anthology. The copyright of each submission remains with its owner.
Strongly Encouraged: Works submitted in African languages. Literary translations will be arranged for winning submissions.
Deadline: December 10, 2013.
Project Description:The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, a highly regarded literary journal, seeks proposals for its Spring/Summer issue.
Submission Requirements: Interested writers should submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Killens Review” in the subject heading. Your submission should include a brief bio and a synopsis of the work being submitted. Unfortunately, the Killens Review of Arts & Letters Submission Committee will not accept book manuscripts. Interested writers, faculty, scholars and students are urged to submit material. The Killens Review’s goal is to provide well-known and emerging authors, poets and artists of color with the opportunity to create and expand the literary canon.
Suggested Topics: The nationally-known journal is requesting submissions related to the various cultural, sociopolitical, and historical experiences of writers and people of color from the African diaspora.
Deadline: January 17, 2014.
Project Description: The Center for Black Literature is accepting proposals for papers that examine the impact and representation of race, politics, culture, identity, and history in the historical and contemporary narratives present in the works of one of the following writers:
- Maryse Condé
- Walter Mosley
- Quincy Troupe
- Derek Walcott
- John Oliver Killens
The Presentation of Papers will be held during the Conference on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Submission Requirements: Interested faculty, independent researchers, and students should forward a one-to-two page proposal with literature references:
Dr. Brenda M. Greene
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Deadline: January 21, 2014.
Project Description: Editors Earl Wright II and Thomas C. Calhoun are accepting manuscripts for an edited book An edited book called Horror Stories and Tales of Survival: Life in Academia.
Submission Requirements: Submissions should be between 15-30 pages (including bibliography and necessary tables) and follow American Sociological Association paper guidelines. All papers will be subjected to a peer review process. All papers should be submitted electronically (in Microsoft word) to Earl Wright II (email@example.com).
Suggested Topics: Papers offering strategies and/or techniques for overcoming difficult and challenging professional experiences are strongly encourages. Challenges addressed can include, but are not limited to, promotion and tenure; issues of collegiality; challenges experienced because of environmental disasters (e.g., hurricane, tornado wildfire, etc.); and challenges experienced by race, class, gender, sexual preference or physical ability at the adjunct, visiting professor, junior professor or senior professor level. Also, we welcome papers on the challenges experienced at the administrative level (Chairperson, Director, Dean, Provost or President). Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: April 1, 2014.