Callouts

Opportunities for writers and poets for January 2024.

In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in January 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share.

Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies).

  • COURAGE to WRITE and LANDO Grants for Writers

Deadline: Opening January 7
Details: Click here.

  • Royal Society of Literature International Writers Programme

Deadline: March 3
Information: Click here.

Literary magazines/journals/anthologies/manuscript

  • Soma Nami Press Anthology

Deadline: March 15
Information: Click here.

  • Doek Lit Mag

Deadline: February 29
Information: Click here.

  • Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine

Deadline: February 15
Information: Click here.

  • The Lumiere Review

Deadline: January 25
Information: Click here.

  • Fahmidan Journal

Deadline: March 15
Information: Click here.

  • Hog River Press

Deadline: January 31
Information: Click here.

  • Sand Journal

Deadline: January 30
Information: Click here.

  • The Best Literary Translations 2025 Anthology

Deadline: January 5
Details: Click here.

  • Loun Loun Journal

Deadline: February 23
Details: Click here.

  • Yajayo: An Anthology of Kenyan Speculative Fiction, edited by Makena Onjerika

Deadline: January 20
Details: Click here.

  • Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here.

  • FIYAH Literary Magazine

Deadline: January 31
Details: Click here.

  • The Shallow Tales Review

Deadline: January 20
Details: .

  • Sho Poetry Journal

Deadline: March 31
Details: Click here.

  • New Contrast 204

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here.

  • ArabLit Quarterly’s Spring 2023

Deadline:  January 31
Details: Click here.

  • Counter Clock Issue 17

Deadline: January 15
Details: Click here.

  • Àló Lit Magazine

Deadline: February 28
Details: Click here.

  • Ibua Manuscript Project

Deadline: January 26
Information: Click here.

  • The Hive: opportunities for South African Writers

Deadline: Ongoing
Details: Click here 

  • Chilli Hub

Deadline: None (Many opportunities)
Details: Click here

  • Write Jobs

Deadline: None (Many opportunities)
Details: Click here.

  • Alien Magazine

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here.

  • Decolonial Passage

Decolonial Passage presents each distinct piece of writing as a passage worthy of readers’ attention in which writers create texts to articulate a variety of themata affecting the human condition including, but not limited to authenticity, liberty, alienation, dignity, community, and boundless love. Decolonial Passage publishes writing from emerging and established writers who use language and form in innovative ways.

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

Publishers

  • Driftwood Press (Novella, poetry collection)

Deadline: March 15
Information: Click here.

  • Screen Door Press

Deadline: March 15
Information: Click here.

  • Dsac Publishing Hub (South Africa)

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

  • Jacana Imprint: Mother

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

Prizes

  • Grand Prix de Poésie Thomas Sankara

Deadline: February 1
Information: Click here.

  • The Diverse Book Awards (UK)

Deadline: March 27
Information: Click here.

  • Abu Sherif II Poetry Prize (Liberia only)

Deadline: March 28
Information: Click here.

·      Caine Prize for African Writing

Deadline: March 31
Information: Click here.

    • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2024

Deadline: January 21
Information: Click here.

    • IPA Prix Voltaire 2024

Deadline: March 22
Information: Click here.

    • The Iskanchi Book Prize

Deadline: January 30
Information: Click here.

    • Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction 2024 ($50 entry fee)

Deadline: April 30
Information: Click here.

    • Claire Harris Poetry Prize

Deadline: March 31  
Information: Click here.

    • Carnelian Heart Short Story Competition 2024

Deadline: January 31  
Information: Click here.

    • Yale Nonfiction Book Prize

Deadline: January 15
Information: Click here.

    • The Island Prize

Deadline: January 31
Information: Click here.

    • Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

Deadline: February 1
Information: Click here.

    • Awele Creative Trust Award 2024

Deadline: January 10
Information: Click here.

    • Iskanchi Book Prize

Deadline: January 30
Information: Click here.

    • Cassava Republic’s Black Women’s Non-fiction Manuscript Prize

Deadline: March 31
Information: Click here.


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