Walking the Tight Rope: An African LGBTI Anthology
Call for Submissions in Prose and Photography
Thanks to the high interest in the new African LGBTI Anthology and the engaging poems we received in our original call for submissions in poetry, we’ve decided to expand the focus of the anthology to include prose – more specifically short fiction and short (creative) lyric essays – and some photography.
As before, we encourage writers who identify as gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, or transgender, living in Africa and first or second generation Africans living in the Diaspora (i.e. if you are African or one of your parents is African) to send their best work for consideration. Works will be chosen solely on merit.
We prefer works that are unpublished. All prose should be no more than 600 words (exceptions can be made in rare circumstances) and in English or English translations. All submissions in photography should be in either JPG or TIFF format.
We encourage writers to submit photography and prose addressing the following themes: 1) Relationships, 2) Body, 3) Self, and 4) (Re)Definition. Works addressing other themes will also be considered.
Since we have a good representation of Nigerian and South African writers, we especially encourage writers from other parts of Africa to submit their work. Also, we urge the use of pseudonyms where writers feel threatened.
Submissions should be sent through Submittable under African LGBTI Anthology.
Questions can be sent to Abayomi Animashaun via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “African LGBTI Anthology” in the subject line.
Our deadline is April 15.