Sunday, 5 January 2014

Call for Submissions! "Winter Shorts"

We are looking for original, unpublished short fiction for a new anthology: "Winter Shorts" edited by Mirjam Nuenning and Sharon Dodua Otoo. The date of publication will be Winter 2015.

You are welcome to send submissions for consideration if you are:
- a Black author (of African Diasporan descent)
- have lived in Germany
- have lived in an English-speaking country or write in English

Criteria for short stories:
- written in English, from a Black perspective 
- takes place in a German-speaking country / reflects on life in a German-speaking country
- between 1,000 and 15,000 words
- Theme: Winter / Winter celebrations (e.g. Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali)

What we are especially looking for:
- Stories that move: to laugh, to cry, to reflect, to inspire to greater things
- Beautiful language, realistic characterisation, vivid images and strong plots
- If referred to at all, thoughtful, sensitive incorporation of religion 

Please submit only one short story at a time by email to:

by Monday, June 16th 2014

Your covering letter should be in the body of the email and be as short as possible. It should include a little about the story and a little about yourself. Please make the subject heading of your email your title and your name.

The attachment should be one Word document which includes a title page (name of author, title of publication), and the complete story (double line spaced, numbered pages). Please make sure that the work you submit is edited, proofread and at a mature stage of development. We do not accept re-submissions, edited or otherwise.

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