Wednesday, February 18, 2015


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 from now.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.

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