MUKANA PRESS 2024 ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN WRITING

Posted on: 09/05/2024 by: ADMIN

Mukana Press

US-based Afro-centric publisher Mukana Press is currently seeking entries for their next anthology of short stories. Submissions may come fron anywhere on the globe, but Mukana Press is particulary keen on authors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a focus on authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East and Asia. Submissions must in in Ms Word format and range between 1000 and 8000 words. According to their official website:

'For our 2024 Anthology of African stories, we are looking for stories of joy. Africa's stories have long been stories of war, abuse, poverty, death and suffering. We seek stories of friendships, love, strong familial bonds, nostalgic school days, mischief, superstition, spies, whatever allows us to tell an alternative story. We want a collection that will make our readers laugh, smile and giggle or be bewildered by your protagonists. Send us your spooky ghost stories, and your quirky villains. We want a vibrant lively collection! The subject matter might be heavy, but if your protagonist has a unique voice, that can turn a somber subject into thriller, then we want to hear from you!'

Mukana Press publishes full length books (short story collections, memoirs and novels). Their previous publications include The Newlyweds' Window, Send Her Back and Other Stories, Old Love Skin: Voices From Contemporary Africa and Our Daughter, Who Art In America.

Entries are to be made via Submittable: https://mukanapress.submittable.com/submit

 

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