National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016

Anthologies and literary prizes you can enter in November 2016.

From Zimbabwe to the rest of the continent we bring you opportunities for your writing career. They include;

  • The 1980 Alliance seeks prose from Zimbabwe

The 1980 Alliance

The 1980 Alliance is looking for writers for the second edition of its book project. The first edition, ‘Dream of a Nation’ was an anthology of poems by Zimbabweans from across the world. The second edition will be a collection of short stories under the theme: ‘The African Journey’

Africa is a diverse continent with a plethora of cultures, languages and histories. Each person’s journey is thus different from the next and this compilation looks to explore some of the different journeys experienced by Zimbabweans in Africa and beyond! We would like you to be a part of this journey that we are on. Submissions should be between 3000-5000 words Submissions can be made to Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2016.

  • Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2017

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2017The Wilbur Smith Adventure Award is an initiative of the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation a charitable organisation dedicated to empowering young writers, the advancement of the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy. This award is split into two separate categories with The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize a prize for the best published adventure novel of the previous calendar year and a prize for the best unpublished adventure manuscript submitted for consideration worth £10 000. The Author of Tomorrow Award which is the best adventure short story written by someone between the age of twelve and twenty-one is worth £1,000 to its winner.

Details on the poster.

  • Transition/Jalada Call for Papers: Fear

Transition/Jalada Call for Papers: FearTransition magazine and Jalada are thrilled to announce our upcoming collaborative issue on the theme of Fear. Materials selected for this issue will be available in print and digital editions of issue 123, forthcoming June 2017.

Deadline for all submissions: January 9th, 2017

  • Rockefeller Arts and Literary Arts Residency


The Bellagio Center Arts and Literary Arts residency is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, and visual artists who share in The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humanity around the world and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. The residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners, and artists. The program will continue to welcome the same volume of high-caliber artists to Bellagio, reinforcing the Foundation’s commitment to the arts and demonstrating its perspective that the arts are integral to the discourse around complex global challenges and critical to the well-being of humanity. To further strengthen the reach of the program and ensure high geographic and disciplinary diversity among residents, in parallel to the open call, we are also working with a range of new arts organizations to surface promising candidates. These collaborations will extend our networks to attract a greater number of geographically diverse, highly distinguished artists working in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the United States.

Deadline: December 1, 2016.

More details here.


  • National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words (their minimum number of words for a novel) from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process.

More details here.

  • An Anthology of Nigerian Queer Art

queernaijaA group of writers and artists called “14” are curating an anthology celebrating LGBT life and community in Nigeria. We strongly encourage you to send in your work. On January 13, 2017, the anthology will be available for download right here on Brittle Paper.

More details here.






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