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Haunting Anthology: call for submissions

posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:09 AM by African Speculative Fiction Soc

Following the ICFA conference, the ASFS received the following from African fiction scholar Alexis Brooks de Vita:
 Please allow me to thank you for your friendliness, your encouragement, and your interest in inviting international authors to contribute to my next anthology, tentatively titled Tales of the Uncanny and the Sublime, which I will be submitting to Double Dragon Press.  The subject is haunting, any aspect of haunting or being haunted that the writer wishes to explore.  I am seeking short stories, of sufficient length to allow the writer's full but pithy expression of his or her vision.  Original submissions only, please; do not submit previously published material, including self-published material.  One poem submission per author, in lieu of a short story, is also welcomed.  
        Interested writers should query Alexis Brooks de Vita at blifewater@aol.com, including "Haunting Anthology Query" in the subject line.  No attachments, please.  Please include a short synopsis or abstract in the body of the email query, and indicate if the story has been completed or is still in process.  Please give an estimated final word length and date of completion, if at all possible.  French, Italian, or Spanish submissions are also welcome, if the author agrees that I am free to include my  English translation in the published anthology following the original text, in its entirety.  Please include a very brief author's bio with the query.  
        If the author does not receive an answer to his or her query within ten days, please feel free to resubmit the query to the same email address.  Conditionally accepted material will be due in its entirety by October 31, 2018, though the earliest completed submissions will have the best chance of receiving a full acceptance and contract.  If conditionally accepted material is submitted sooner than October 31, this will speed up publication.  No material has a final acceptance until it is received in its entirety and editorial suggestions are mutually approved by writer and editor.  Final acceptance by the publisher will be indicated by the author's receipt of an e-contract.  Any other questions may be resolved by reviewing a copy of our previous two Double Dragon anthologies, Love and Darker Passions and Tales in Firelight and Shadow, which includes a translation of an urban legend originally submitted in Spanish.

NNEDI OKORAFOR'S "BINTI: THE NIGHT MASQUERADE" PUBLISHED

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:53 AM by African Speculative Fiction Soc

The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor's Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti


Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene--though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives--and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don't miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy, click here.


UNSUNG STORIES OPENS SUBMISSION WINDOW

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:47 AM by African Speculative Fiction Soc   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 7:49 AM ]

"Speculative fiction. That means anything not mundane: fantasy; science fiction; horror; weird fiction; magical realism; etc. Complete novels of 40K + words to be considered for print publication."

Unsung Stories, the UK based SFF publisher has issued a call for works by world SFF writers.  The window for submission opened 29th January.  Click here for more information.

100 African Writers of SFF

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:35 AM by African Speculative Fiction Soc   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

Geoff Ryman's "100 African Writers of SFF" has its new home at Strange Horizons: http://strangehorizons.com/100-african-writers-of-sff/


http://strangehorizons.com/100-african-writers-of-sff/

Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award Best Non-Fiction 2016

About that title...

100: Because it’s easy to remember. More like 120 or 130 writers, but many I won’t get to meet. I’ll list as many as I can by location, by social scene. Because people, even writers, succeed in groups.

AFRICAN: Meaning mostly people with African citizenship in Africa, but I’m not going to be draconian. Writers like Nnedi Okorafor and Sofia Samatar are beacons to young Africans. They take an active role in African publishing projects—Nnedi with Lagos 2060 and AfroSF and Sofia with the Jalada Afrofuture(s) anthology, which she helped edit. “African” itself is a dubious concept. I will try to use more precise terms—nations, cities, and peoples.

WRITERS: Will include filmmakers, poets, and comics artists. Not all of them have published frequently. Some have only published themselves, but given the lack of publisher opportunities, I think that’s enterprising. They’re still writers.

SFF: Stands for science fiction and fantasy. I use the term in its broadest sense to include generic SF and fantasy, horror, alternative histories, speculative fiction, slipstream, variations on Kafka, fables, nonsense, and more.

Check back regularly for the latest edition.

Part 1: Nairobi

Part 2: Writers in the UK

Part 3: Cape Town

Part 4: Malawi

Part 5: Interview with Sofia Samatar

Part 6: Cape Town - The Writers

Part 7: Kampala, Uganda


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