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Call for submissions from African writers for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Migrations Flow Workshops

Call for submissions from African writers for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Migrations Flow Workshops


Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to a series of free one-day workshops across the continent.

The seven Migrations Flow Workshops are designed to assist writers working on an entry to the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize.

Stories by African writers on the theme of Migrations are eligible for the R10,000 prize, and will be collected into an anthology, the fourth to be published by the Pan African project, which is based in Cape Town.

Space at the workshops is limited and writers wishing to attend should send a 200 word writing sample to by 1 June.

“The success of the three Water Flow Workshops held in southern Africa last year resulted in writers across the continent approaching us to hold workshops in their cities,” SSDA’s Rachel Zadok says. “We are delighted that our new partnership with the Goethe Institut has allowed us to responds to that call.”

The Migrations Flow Workshops will be held on 18 June, 2016 in Lagos (Nigeria), Windhoek, (Nigeria), Yaoundé (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Johannesburg (South Africa), and 25 June, 2016 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

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About Short Story Day Africa

In the five years since inception, Short Story Day Africa has developed a survival ethos: to subvert and reclaim. Reclaim the place of the short story. Reclaim a space for non-conformist writing. Subvert ideas about what it means to be a writer in Africa. Subvert ideas about what makes a story African.

Using a variety of interventions, Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories – and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction.

The Short Story Day Africa Prize and resulting anthology have become a highlight in the African literary calendar. Details of the prize can be found here.

Contact Rachel Zadok on +27 21 447 3731 for further details.

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