Call for Submissions: The Single Story Foundation, deadline: 15 July 2017

Call for Submissions

The Single Story Foundation

deadline: 15 July 2017

 

TSSF Journal seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction to journal@singlestory[dot]org. Email title should be: TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [genre].

Submission should be sent as a Microsoft word document attachment. Entries submitted in the body of the email will not be accepted. Your contact information, such as your name, address, phone, and email, should be in the body of the email. Your bio should also be included in the body of the email.

TSSF Journal is published yearly. We read year-round, so it is not uncommon for a decision to take up to 6 months. If you have not heard from us since the initial confirmation email, please assume your submission is still under consideration. Please, do not send new work until we call for it.

We do not accept simultaneous or previously published works. Do not send us multiple submissions. TSSF Journal will only accept one submission at a time from an author. We will automatically decline any additional submissions. We accept email submissions only. There is no submission fee. At this time, we do not pay our contributors.

Fiction:

  • Submit work no longer than 6,000 words, double-spaced, written in Times New Roman or Cambria, 12 pt. font (no courier, please), and the pages numbered. Excerpts of longer works may be accepted; please include full work as well as an excerpt.
  • PLEASE DO NOT include your name or contact information in the file name, header/footer or title page.
  • Your complete submission should include at most a 100-word biography, included in the body of the email.
  • Submissions not following the above guidelines will most often result in an automatic decline.

Poetry:

  • Submit three to five original, unpublished poems in one single document.
  • Length and style are open-ended. Just send us your best work!
  • PLEASE DO NOT include your name or contact information in the file name, header/footer or title page.
  • Your complete submission should include at most a 100-word biography, included in the body of the email. Also, include the titles of your poems in the body of the email.
  • Submissions not following the above guidelines will most often result in an automatic decline.

Creative non-fiction:

  • We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, such as immersion reportage, personal essay, memoir, etc. We, however, prefer submissions that are structured around narratives but we are open to works that break away from this general writing style.
  • PLEASE DO NOT include your name or contact information in the file name, header/footer or title page.
  • Submissions should be no more than 4,000 words, double-spaced, written in Times New Roman or Cambria, 12 pt. font (no courier, please), and the pages numbered.
  • Submissions should NOT include your name or other identifying information.
  • Your complete submission should include at most a 100-word biography, included in the body of the email.
  • Submissions not following the above guidelines will most often result in an automatic decline.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions. Good luck!

What Type of Submissions Do We Want?

A well-written finished work! Might seem a little on the nose to say, but workshopping your piece among friends before submitting it to us would work better than you submitting a piece you just finished last night.

Since this will be our first edition, we understand that you would not have examples of our previously published works to look at while considering submitting a piece to us. So, we emphasize that you send to us only well-developed, complete, and thoroughly revised works.

We are open to all and sundry. So, wow us.



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