Call for Submissions for Young Adult Short Story

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Are you an African writer of any age who has an interest in writing young adult literature (13-19 years)?

Do you have a story for this age that is written in Kiswahili, English or French?

Will you be able to attend a workshop in either of these cities in February 2019 should your story be selected? –

  • for Kiswahili: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • for French: Lome, Togo; Dakar, Senegal
  • for English: Accra, Ghana; Kigali, Rwanda; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, South Africa

If your answer to the above questions is Yes, then the Goethe-Institut is waiting for your story. The story should be between 3000-5000 words long.

The top stories from the workshops will be published in an anthology that will be available in Kiswahili, English and French and launched at Ake Festival 2019.

To apply, send your short story to including a short biography and the preferred city for the workshop.

Submission opens: September 1, 2018

Submission deadline: November 30, 2018.

Announcement: January 3, 2019

Workshops: 11-15 February 2019
For more information, visit their WEBSITE HERE.


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