Call for submissions (short stories): Afreada | pay: £25 per piece

Deadline: 31 July 2022

From the sandy shores of Senegal, to the backstreets of Mozambique, if you write short fiction, we want to hear from you.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Well, it varies. No two stories are the same, but in each case we’ll be looking for originality and creativity. We love a strong plot, we love getting to know characters, and we love getting to know you – so please remember to include a short bio.

We shape our publication around the stories you want to tell, so there’s no need to write towards a particular theme, but we would encourage you to spend some time reading some of our stories to familiarise yourself with what we’ve published so far.

This is an English publication but feel free to include languages from home – we believe in the power of Google so we won’t be including glossaries.

WHAT WE PUBLISH

  • We publish fictional stories that are no longer than 5,000 words.
  • We commission narrative non-fiction and photography for specific projects on a case-by-case basis.

SUBMISSION SCHEDULE

We will be open for fiction submissions during the following periods:

  • 1 February until 31 March 2022
  • 1 June until 31 July 2022
  • 1 October until 30 November 2022

REVIEW PROCESS

We consider all submissions and we aim to respond within four weeks of receipt. We are not in the position to give individual feedback but please bear in mind that some stories may be well written, yet still unsuitable for AFREADA.

COMPENSATION

We currently pay £25 for each accepted submission.

FINE PRINT

Writers retain full rights to their work post-publication. If you would like to republish your story elsewhere, please make sure that AFREADA is credited and linked to as the original publisher. Work should be previously unpublished – personal blogs and websites are an exception. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your work from consideration if accepted elsewhere.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Submissions: Via Submittable

Website: https://www.afreada.com/

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