Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kwani? Manuscript Project

Dear Writer of African Descent, 

Here's an opportunity for that manuscripts to finally find a place of rest. 

Kwani? is not just offering a publishing opportunity but would also be "partnering with regional and global agents and publishing houses to create high profile international publication opportunities".

The website says the prize is a platform: "To celebrate the African novel and its adaptability and resilience, Kwani Trust announces a one-off new literary prize for African writing. The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora."

Deadline: 20th August 2012

Word count: 45,000-120,000 words

Submissions should be adult literary or genre fiction (in the sense of not being 'children's fiction')

The work should be in English or 'Englishes'

The manuscript must be new in the sense that it is unpublished in book form (we will accept previously published submissions if circulation has been under 500 copies and limited to one national territory)

Eligible participants should have at least one parent born in an African country who holds citizenship of the same

Please send submissions by email, attached as a WORD doc to


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