Callouts

Opportunities for writers and poets for October 2023.

In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in October 2023. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share.

Education (MFAs, Fellowships, Residencies).

  • LOATAD Black Atlantic Residency 2024

Deadline: October 29
Details: Click here.

  • Bocas Breakthrough Fellowships

Deadline: October 31
Details: Click here.

  • Kweli Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 13
Details: Click here.

  • The Rock Retreat

Deadline: November 25
Details: Click here.

  • Marchmont Writers Autumn Retreat

Deadline: October 27.
Details: Click here.

  • The Authors’ Foundation: Grants for work in progress

Deadline: Not indicated.
Details: Click here.

Literary magazines/journals/anthologies/manuscript

  • Libretto Journal

Deadline: October 31.
Information: Click here.

  • Unbound Firsts

Deadline: November 30.
Information: Click here.

  • Galley Beggar (Women only)

Deadline: November 10.
Information: Click here.

  • Massachusetts Review

Deadline: Not indicated.
Information: Click here.

  • Cutleaf

Deadline: October 31 (fiction), November 1 (nonfiction)
Information: Click here.

  • The Interpreters House

Deadline: November 14
Information: Click here.

  • The Shore (Poetry)

Deadline: December 1
Information: Click here.

  • Timber Journal

Deadline: December 1
Information: Click here.

  • Ibua Manuscript Project

Deadline: January 26, 2024
Information: Click here.

  • Adda: Call for poetry and spoken word

Deadline: October 22
Details: Click here  

  • The Hive: opportunities for South African Writers

Deadline: Ongoing
Details: Click here  

  • Fatal Flaw

Deadline: October 22
Details: Click here  

  • A Long House

Deadline: December 31
Details: Click here  

  • The Southern Review

Deadline: January 1, 2024
Details: Click here  

  • Oxford Poetry

Deadline: November 30
Details: Click here  

  • Agbowo: Women’s Issue

Deadline: October 1
Details: Click here  

  • Isele Magazine

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here

  • The White Review

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here

  • Nalubaale Review Magazine

Deadline: November 30
Details: Click here

  • Akewi Magazine

Deadline: Not indicated.
Details: Click here

  • The Lilac Journal

Deadline: None
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.

  • Fictive Dream

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here.

  • African Literature Today

Deadline: October 31
Details: Click here.

  • Taco Bell Quarterly

Deadline: Not indicated
Details: Click here.

  • Black Lawrence Press

Deadline: Various
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

  • Broken Sleep Books

Deadline: November 30
Information: Click here.

  • Jacana Media

Deadline: November 30
Information: Click here.

  • Dsac Publishing Hub (South Africa)

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

  • Phoenix Books

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

  • Jacana Imprint: Mother

Deadline: Not indicated
Information: Click here.

Prizes

  • The Island Manuscript Prize

Deadline: January 1, 2024
Information: Click here.

  • South Africa Humanities And Social Sciences Awards

Deadline: November 9
Information: Click here.

  • The Plaza Short Story Prize (Judge: Remy Ngamije)

Deadline: November 30
Information: Click here.

  • Evaristo Prize for African Poetry

Deadline: November 1
Information: Click here.

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize

Deadline: December 15
Information: Click here.

  • The Plaza Short Story Prize (Judge: Remy Ngamije)

Deadline: November 30
Information:Click here.

  • Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

Deadline: December 1
Information: Click here.

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024

Deadline: November 1
Information: Click here.

  • Toyin Falola Prize

Deadline: October 15
Information: Click here.

  • Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize 2023

Deadline: September 28
Information: Click here.

  • The Sarah Maguire Prize

Deadline: January 1, 2024
Details: Click here.


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