Interview With Gathinja Yamokoski: Owner-True African Art .Com

So the first time I ‘meet’ Gathinja, she smiling at me from a picture. Yes, you guessed right. The picture above. And then I send her an email immediately because I stole some beautiful paintings from her exotic collections alias True African Art gallery and had to report my theft. (And yes, I take copyrightsContinue reading “Interview With Gathinja Yamokoski: Owner-True African Art .Com”

Morland Writing Scholarship for African Writers (31-10-13)

New annual scholarship for early career African writers The Miles Morland Foundation has established an annual scholarship scheme to support writers early in their career. The evaluation panel will include MMF trustees and past participants in the Caine Prize. Up to three Morland Writing Scholarships, each worth £18,000, will be awarded each year to writersContinue reading “Morland Writing Scholarship for African Writers (31-10-13)”

The Red Line: Free Short Story Competition with Cash Prize

From Redline To All Writers: Hello All, We have started a magazine aimed at encouraging writers to produce quality work in the short story form. Being writers ourselves we found being charged to submit work a bit dry, albeit necessary for the larger prizes. We wanted to fill that gap for writers of the shortContinue reading “The Red Line: Free Short Story Competition with Cash Prize”

So you think you are the victim

Foreword: Just because you are female doesn’t make you the victim. Last week, I posted IT IS A MAN’S WORLD: TAKE A FREE PISS 18+ and got mixed reactions. As is always the case with “gender-based articles”, it is regarded with contempt and often times a taboo on some levels as it is sensed asContinue reading “So you think you are the victim”

Submissions to When Women Waken

Thank you for considering submitting to When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images. When Women Waken is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and art from around the world, primarily, but not exclusively, in English. What are we looking for? Fall 2013 Theme: Grief Grief – As it relates to Self,Continue reading “Submissions to When Women Waken”

Art Afrika: Black Communion Poetry Anthology

ArtBeat Afrika, a contemporary Africa poetry society, calls for submissions from published and unpublished Africa Poets at home and Diaspora. This anthology, titled: ‘BLACK COMMUNION’ is aimed at showcasing to Africa and the world the work and talents of ‘the new Africa poet’. ELIGIBILITY You MUST be an African citizen or from an Africa originContinue reading “Art Afrika: Black Communion Poetry Anthology”

Briarpatch Creative Writing Contest (01-12-2013)

Writing in the Margins Briarpatch Magazine is now accepting submissions of original, unpublished writing in the categories of short fiction and creative non-fiction for their third annual creative writing contest. Briarpatch is seeking fresh, creative writing that brings to life issues of political, social, and environmental justice. They want writing from the edges – fromContinue reading “Briarpatch Creative Writing Contest (01-12-2013)”


Cinnamon Press has a range of competitions to help writers establish a writing profile, including ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS for poets (with categories for single poem, debut collection and pamphlets), story writers and novelists and a rolling programme of mini competitions. Scroll down to find out more about the competitions and the exciting opportunities theyContinue reading “CINNAMON PRESS POETRY COMPETITIONS”

Feminists of Colour – call for submissions

The #solidarityisforwhitewomen conversation about digital feminism and inclusion has made it clear that more publications need to create opportunities for feminists of colour to share their perspectives. To help create some of that much-needed, inclusive space, Roxane Gay will be curating work from feminists of colour (note that this does not limit gender), to beContinue reading “Feminists of Colour – call for submissions”


The Rules 1. Submissions must be a short story between 1,000 to 3,000 words in length, written in English. Any theme is acceptable. 2. Story may have have been previously published in a magazine or online, providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication 3. Alternatively, theContinue reading “INKTEARS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2013”