Opportunities: writing, photo, poetry

The Best of Africa opportunities

The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award

If you are an aspiring author and would like a chance to get published. The Dinaane Debut Fiction Award has been unearthing new literary talent in South Africa for the past 15 years.

They are currently on the lookout for submissions that demonstrate innovative and unique writing. Submissions will be open from 1 April 2019 to 31 May 2019.

The shortlist will be announced in February 2020. The overall winner will receive R35 000 and will be published by Jacana Media. The winning manuscript will be part of the Exclusive Books Homebru campaign in June 2020.

More information : http://www.jacana.co.za/awards/dinaane-debut-fiction-award

Deadline: 31 May 2019


Call for papers: Africa Century International African Writers Conference

The 8th annual Africa Century International African Writers Conference (ACIAWC) will be taking place on 7 November 2019 at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Muckleneuk Campus.

They invite writers to submit papers and panel proposals, interpreting the theme: Africa Writing in Tongues: Towards Social, Political, Heritage and Culture Justice.

More details: https://africacenturyconference.co.za/

Deadline: 10 June 2019


Basque PEN indigenous language poems

Basque PEN, together with Garabide Elkartea, Erroa Argitaletxea and the Maya Kakchiqel University of Guatemala, is involved in a very special project related to the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.

More information: https://www.euskalpen.eus/copia-de-38-lander-arbelaitz

Deadline: 15 May 2019


20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry is in search of submissions for its second edition, guest-edited by Yasmin Belkhyr, a contributor to the debut issue, and Kayo Chingonyi and set to be released later this year.

More information: http://pensouthafrica.co.za/submissions-open-for-20-35-africa-an-anthology-of-contemporary-poetry/

Deadline: 9 April 2019


The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is accepting entries from March 18 through May 3. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe.

Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to win the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest. We are looking for images that show us the world: its people, places, and cultures.

More information : https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/contests/travel-photo-contest-2019/

Deadline: 3 May 2019


Changing our ways: GLF Photo Competition

Show how people across the globe are tackling climate change through your photographs.

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and receive global visibility across GLF digital and social media channels.

More information: https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/kyoto-2019/competition/

Deadline: 22 March 2019


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