This time, we’re doing something a little different for the Will This Be A Problem Anthology. A public call out.
The theme this year is Speculative Fiction set in African countries and we will be accepting short stories from any African citizen.
Here are the submission guidelines.
- Your story can be Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Alternate History or an unholy mash of any them.
- While your story must be set in an an African country, feel free to place it in any timeline you please. You may also set it in alternate versions of these countries. i.e. A Kenya that was never colonized.
- Our target length is between 2000-5000 words. However this is just a baseline, if the story is strong enough it can be longer or shorter.
- Send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org in doc, docx, odt or rtf formats. Do not send it in the subject of the email.
- Send a small bio about yourself, what country you’re from and what name you would like the work to be published under.
- Only submit your original work.
- By submitting a story the author allows Will This Be A Problem to include it in the WTBAP Anthology should it be selected.
- Submissions should primarily be in English though pieces of dialogue and the text may contain other languages.
- The submission should be previously unpublished.
- If your work is published somewhere else after the Anthology is released we request that you mention Will This Be A Problem as the first place of publication.
- Submissions close on the 1st of November, 2016.
The WTBAP anthology is provided for free. We do not make any money off it and thus we do not (as of yet) pay for submissions. However, this year, there will be prizes for our favourite story.
- If the winner is from Kenya, the prize will be: Ksh 3,000 and the Imagine Africa 500 Anthology edited by Billy Kahora delivered from the Magunga Book Store
- If the winner is from any other country: 30$ paid via paypal and a kindle (or kindle app) book gift of A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar OR Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor.
We look forward to seeing what you come up with.