Category Archive for "Opportunities"

Miles Morland

2016 Morland Writing Scholarships

  Our friends at The Miles Morland Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2016 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers will open for entries on Thursday 30th June. The deadline for submissions is Monday 31st October 2016. Please go…

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Call For Applications For the 4th AWT Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop,Kampala, Uganda, 12 – 16 September, 2016.

  African Writers Trust (AWT) is pleased to announce its 4th edition of the Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop. Applications are invited from writers and editors from Uganda, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The workshop, which will be facilitated…

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FT Emerging Voices 2016

Emerging Voices Award 2016

  Here is an opportunity for writers.The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices awards recognize the most inventive and creative fiction writers, film-makers and artists from emerging market countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Latin America or the Caribbean. Open…

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2016 Okot P’Bitek Prize for Poetry

Our friends at Writivism (CACE) have announced a new prize, the Okot P’ Bitek Writivism Prize for Poetry in Translation prize as a way of celebrating fifty years since the publication of P’Bitek’s Song of Lawino, which was written in…

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UK RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY WRITER

Britsh Council is providing an opportunity for a non-UK based writer to spend up to one week as a Writer in Residence at this year’s Small Wonder Short Story Festival, which runs from 28 September – 2 October 2016 in…

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Folktale

Re-imagined; An Opportunity for African writers to re-invent and update the African folktale for a new millennium.

  Re-imagined! is a global online storytelling contest inviting African writers, poets, playwrights and journalists to re-invent and update the African folktale for a new millennium. The stories should contain life lessons that are relevant for both young and old,…

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The Gerald Kraak Award and Anthology

Created in honour of the late activist Gerald Kraak’s extraordinary legacy of supporting human rights, the Jacana award will advance his contribution to building a South Africa that is safe and welcoming to all. The unique and vital anthology will…

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The Writivism Residency for African Writers

  The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) in collaboration with the Stellenbosch University English department has announced the Writivism residency From September 1 to 30, 2016, Pemi Aguda, winner of the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize will be the…

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Babishai Niwe

THE BABISHAI 2016 BABISHAIKU AND POETRY AWARDS

  THE TWO BABISHAI 2016 POETRY AWARDS CATEGORY 1-THE BABISHAIKU 2016 POETRY AWARD Guidelines for submissions: The foundation is are looking forward to Africa themed haiku i.e. haiku about African sights and sounds. Haiku must contain clear images, settings and…

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The International Rubery Book Award 2016 Now Open

  The Rubery Book Award is the longest established book award based in the UK for independent and self published books. The 2016 Book Award is now open and will be closing on 31st March 2016 Overall Prize £1000  (approx 1590…

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