Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SUBMIT TO THE 2013 BN POETRY AWARD

SUBMIT YOUR POEMS TO THE 5TH AND FINAL BN POETRY AWARD FOR UGANDA Theme: Innovation Guidelines for the award: • The theme is Innovation and you may submit a total of three poems under this theme • The award is open to Ugandan women above 18 years and who are residents of Uganda • The poems must be original, written in English and sent as word attachments in Times New Roman Size 12, single-spaced • Previous first winners are not allowed to participate • Submit poems by email to bnpoetryaward@mail.com or post to P O Box 34942 Kampala, Uganda • DO NOT add your contact details to the poem, only the title of the poem. Instead, include your name, poems’ titles, email address and phone number in the body of the email • For more details, follow the facebook page, Beverley Nambozo Poetry Foundation or blog: http://bnpoetryaward.blogspot.com or website: www.bnpoetryaward.co.ug • Submissions will be accepted from 7 January 2013 to 5 May 2013 Prizes: • Fully sponsored trip to the Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi alongside cash prizes of 500 US Dollars, 300 US Dollars and 200 US Dollars respectively to use at the festival • Autographed copies of Home Floats in the Distance/ ZUHAUSE TREIBT IN DER FERNE, Dr. Susan Kiguli’s second poetry collection which is also bi-lingual. • Autographed copies of Diaries of a Dead African, by Chuma Nwokolo, Jr.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Submit you fiction to Wasafiri

Submitting fiction to Wasafiri • Fiction submissions should be no longer than 6000 words in length and previously unpublished. • Work should be submitted as a Word document or equivalent (no pdfs please, and do not paste your short story into the body of an email). • Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Instead, your name and contact details should be listed in a covering letter/email. Please be aware that we receive a large number of fiction submissions, therefore the consideration process can take up to six months. All submissions can be emailed to wasafiri@open.ac.uk and marked for the attention of the Editor. Or addressed directly to: Susheila Nasta Editor Wasafiri The Open University in London 1-11 Hawley Crescent London NW1 8NP UK

Sumbit your poetry to Wasafiri

Submitting poetry to Wasafiri • There is no limit to the number of poems that you can submit to Wasafiri, although all submissions must be previously unpublished. • Work should be submitted as a Word document or equivalent (no pdfs please, and do not paste your poems into the body of an email). • Please use one page per poem • Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Instead, please include your name and contact details in a covering letter/email. Please be aware that we receive a large number of poetry submissions, therefore the consideration process can take up to six months. All submissions can be emailed to wasafiri@open.ac.uk and marked for the attention of the Editor. Or addressed directly to: Susheila Nasta Editor Wasafiri The Open University in London 1-11 Hawley Crescent London NW1 8NP UK

Monday, February 4, 2013

Dr. Iddah Otieno seeking poets and short story writers

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I (Dr. Otieno) am looking for short stories and poems for an edited collection of contemporary short stories and poems from East Africa. The dawn of the new century has witnessed significant changes in the socio-economic, political, and cultural landscape in the East African region. The purpose of the proposed volume is to highlight these experiences from East Africa's colonial past to neo-colonial present through short stories and poems. Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to, themes of alienation, search for identity, the changing face of East Africa, education is a changing society, African families in transition, globalization and information technology, among other thematic areas. Contributors should send completed short stories (7-10 pages double-spaced ) and poems (1-2 pages double-spaced) , 12 points Times New Roman to Dr. Iddah Otieno via e-mail at Iddah.Otieno@kctcs.edu by May 30, 2013. Contributors will be notified by June 15, 2013. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Iddah Otieno via e-mail. Please share this with your colleagues. Let me know if you have questions. All entries must include: (1) author name; (2) institution of affiliation; (3) rank; (4) area of expertise; (5) e-mail contact; (6) a 50 word author biography. Thanking you in advance. Dr. Iddah Aoko Otieno, Ph.D. Associate Professor, English Department Director, Kenya Exchange Program Bluegrass Community & Technical College 101 Academic Technical Building Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0235 Office: 859 246 6341 E-mail: Iddah.Otieno@kctcs.edu Http://district.bluegrass.kctcs.edu/iddah.otieno/ Http://www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu