2014 MORLAND WRITING SCHOLARSHIPS

Notice to Scholarship Candidates It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write and to earn a living outside writing at the same time. To help fill this need the MMF awarded three Morland Writing Scholarships in November last year. The Scholarships were open to anyone who had been born in Africa or […]

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GLENNA LUSCHEI AFRICAN POETRY PRIZE DEADLINE: 1 OCTOBER

The African Poetry Book Fund is excited to announce we’ve extended the deadline for the 2014 Glenna Luschei African Poetry Prize to October 1. Please consider nominating any eligible poets whose work you distribute or sponsor. All books of poetry by African writers published in 2013 are eligible for consideration of the prize. Fifteen days […]

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Black Letter Media announces new book

Dilman Dila has been recognized in many international prizes, including the BBC Radio Playwriting Competition, Commonwealth Short Story Prize and Short Story Day Africa Prize. He is the author of two short books, The Terminal Move and Cranes Crest at Sunset, and his short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. His films have […]

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The 7 Dictators Playwriting Competition

The competition encourages writers to write about the 21st century dictators in a fictional play. Dictators in politics, economics, movies, religion… etc. The competition is organized by “The Forgotten Writers Foundation” from Egypt and “Democracy Chronicles Newspaper” from New York. For more details, follow the link here Other ongoing 2014 Competitions The Messengers’ Writing Competition […]

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Saraba Magazine publishes The Poet of Sand by Umar Sidi

Saraba Magazine is pleased to release a new poetry chapbook by Umar Sidi, The Poet of Sand. In this collection of 34 pages, Sidi’s poems are bold, defiant, enchanting and metaphysical. The chapbook is published with an introduction by Richard Ali, editor-in-chief of Sentinel Nigeria online magazine. This collection is second in a series of […]

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RCF/FRC – Open Call for travel grants

Deadline: 30/09/2014 (versions française et arabe ci-dessous) The Roberto Cimetta Fund is launching the second 2014 open call for travel grants from 1st to 30th September 2014. Artists and cultural operators living and working in the Euro-Arab geographical region can apply in Arabic, English or French. Priority is given to mobility from the South and […]

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The Solitude Issue of Saraba Magazine

 Saraba Magazine is excited to share the newest issue of the magazine published with the theme of “Solitude.” This forty-page issue includes poems by Saddiq Dzukogi, Olajide Salawu, Rasaq Gbolahan, Ajoke, Paul Njoroge, Kechi Nomu, Sihle Ntuli, Ekweremadu Uchenna, Yusuff Omoloja, Mathias Orhero and Freeman David. There are short story contributions by Efe Paul, Iquo […]

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Love on the Road 2014 writing contest

The deadline for submissions of fiction or nonfiction stories about love and travel is July 31, 2014. It’s the second time Malinki Press is running this contest. Entrants can win some of $350 in prize money and a place in the anthology, which is scheduled for publication as a paperback and ebook in February by […]

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I am Ready to Become a Full Time Editor, says Otieno Owino

Written by Otieno Owino Whenever I have applied to be considered for an opportunity, I have always had mixed reactions. Where will my letter end? Will they consider it? Will they write back to say how they regret leaving me out? Or will there be a letter that drags a smile out of my heart […]

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AWT EDITORS WORKSHOP WAS AWESOME

By Crystal Rutangye The month of June 2014 was an exciting one for Kampala’s litterateurs. After celebrating Jennifer Makumbi at the Commonwealth Writers prize-giving dinner, then having a panel discussion on Sustainable Writing – all after a one-week non-fiction writers’ workshop – the literary jamboree ended with a Writivism festival that ran almost concurrently with […]

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