Events

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017
    Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    The 2017 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers is open. They have strict entry requirements so make sure you read them here.

  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017
    Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    Awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.
    The competition is free to enter. Details can be found here.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017

    "The Boiler" publishes new and emerging writers on a quarterly basis.
    They publish "works that aren’t afraid."

    More details can be found here.

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    A $12,000 advance and publication by Graywolf Press will be awarded to a first novel manuscript by an African author. Details here.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017
    Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    The 2018 International Radio Playwriting Competition is now open to entries! Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.

    Link to competition details here.

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    10h00-19h00Nirox Foundation

    "A festival dedicated to the power and promise of WORDS in every incarnation, written, spoken and sung – informing, questioning, entertaining and enlightening – imagining and inspiring a better world.
    NIROX supports all disciplines in the cauldron of contemporary art."

    Follow the link for more details.

  • Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    "We seek the freshest, disturbing and disconcerting new voices in SFF, with emphasis on tales that wander into the darker side of the storytelling spectrum. While this is chiefly an African short story competition, and is focused on the development of up-and-coming voices, we are open to international entries."
    Entry details can be found here.

  • Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April 2018.
    Full details can be found here.

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017

    "Write the same story twice.
    Write it once as yourself in non-fiction format. Next, write your story as a fictional character in an fictional land."
    Full details can be found here.

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is:  African Writers of the Past. Details here.

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017

    This is an anthology celebrating queer art and resilience in Nigeria.
    Details can be found here.

  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017
    Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017

    "Pan Macmillan believes in publishing books by African authors and/or books that deal with contemporary African themes and issues. We are extremely selective in accepting works for publication. Only works of the highest writing standard, level of originality and market appeal will be considered."

    Visit their website for more details here.

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    "We live in an age in which increasingly we all take or view photographs. Visual language is growing and developing every day as we record our world and our experiences in visual terms. One could go as far as to say that every one of us has, by default, become a photographer as billions of images are uploaded online at any given moment.
    We invite you to find a provocative photograph which inspires a powerful story. The image can be a spontaneously captured selfie, a bold news pic, a childhood snap in an old album; perhaps a framed tribute that brings back memories of joy, or a hidden print that haunts your past. Whether the photo is a portrait of a loved one, or an evocative landscape, whether colour or black and white, as long as the photograph has meaning to you, we encourage you to ‘find your story’ – the humour, the pathos, the drama – in the image.
    As ever, we’re looking for stories with strong narrative drive, and characters and settings which reflect our South African experience and diversity."

    Full details on their website.

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    Praxis Magazine is a platform for artists and writers to commune, debate, and progress their craft respectively.

    Details can be found here.

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    12h00

    "The Prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African. It is for ten poems exactly in order to encourage serious poets. These poems may, however, have already been published."
    Full details can be found on their website.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    The team at Kalahari Review have a monthly memoir/essay contest. The winner each month will receive a $50 usd prize. theme for this month is:  Festive Traditions. Details here.

  • Thu
    21
    Dec
    2017

    Send in "your best imaginings of the future of infection and infestation, of personhood, of war and of brains.
    Successful stories and poems will form a series of live reading events".

    Details can be found on the event's Facebook page.

  • Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- XIV Edition is now open and there are different deadlines for different categories. Details can be found here.