August’s Calls for & Opportunities… roundup

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Creative-Critical – Makers & Producers


Alongside our sister post, our monthly round-up of ‘other words’ – news on AiW’s radar from our social media feeds (already up on the site to check out at the link) which spans July and August this time and includes a special spotlight –  here, we catch up with our “calls for” posts this month, for opportunities and contributions – academic and creative – collated from various platforms and across our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Do get in touch and let us know if there are any other calls or opportunities that we can feature in our next post, as well as if there are any crossovers, overlaps, productively inter-generating and co-productive conversations between them that we can help to make visible and draw out…

Our Contact Us page has all the details you need, or catch us on our SMs.


Scholarly & Academic – CFPs and CFAs

Journals, Special Issues & Edited Collections:

Deadline extended! The deadline for abstracts for the African Studies Association of Africa’s biennial conference 2022 has been extended to 30 September. More information here: 


The African Studies Association calls for your interest in being the next Editor-in-Chief of the @ASRJournal. Deadline TODAY: 01 September:


AfricaNow! Reminder! The deadline for the African Studies Association (ASA) AfricaNow! call for proposals is imminent: submit your work by 10 September. More information can be found here:


The Journal of African and Cultural Studies (JACS) is calling for academic articles for a special issue on ‘African Campus Forms’. The special issue will investigate contemporary African literary and cultural approaches to the university as an idea, an institution, and a physical space. 

The deadline for abstracts is 31 October 2021. 


Fellowship opportunity:

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) have announced a year-long Museum Fellowship Programme developed to educate a new generation of art and museum professionals in Africa. This is a year long fellowship. Find more details:

Deadline for Applications:  30 September 2021


Creative-Critical – Makers & Producers


Submit your short stories to Riptide for the 15 September: 

For volume 14, Riptide invites short stories that take their inspiration from collisions minute and stellar. Narratives might animate clashes, crashes, conflicts, revisions, calculations, near misses, or shared interests and atmospheres. A collision could be an eventuality of error and errantry; it could be a beginning. Whatever your approach, and on whatever conceptual scale you wish to work, Riptide welcomes your submissions.”

More info here:


Keep an eye on Olongo Africa’s submission pages:


Bridge Books in Johannesburg is calling for participation in a writing workshop taking place from September to October this year. You are welcome to submit a proposal by 05 September. See more info @bridgebooksjozi on Twitter:


Doek! Literary magazine is open for submissions from Namibian artists. The current call is for work to be published in the magazine’s November issue. Deadline is 01 October. 


The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine calls on African writers from Africa and the Diaspora to enter fiction, book reviews, poems, one-act plays, cultural and social essays, art photographs, and translations for their September issue, Issue 35. 

The deadline for submissions is the 20th September. Get full submission details here.

And why not enjoy their last issue, which was published in July: here.


Thank you all for reading, and for being here with us. As we said at the head of the post, if there are academic, scholarly or creative, critical calls for… or any other opportunities that you’d like to see featured on the site, or if you’d like to connect up and we can help, in any way – don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our Contact Us page has all the details you need, or catch us on our SMs.


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