Call for Submissions: Africa in Dialogue’s Third Issue

In commemoration of our 5th Anniversary, Africa in Dialogue is excited to announce a call for submissions for the publication’s Third Issue. The third issue will be edited by our Founding Editor and Interviewer, Gaamangwe Joy Mogami. 

We invite seasoned and upcoming African interviewers, writers and critics to submit original, unpublished dialogues with African Storytellers. We are interested in high quality, long-form, vibrant dialogues between Africans living in all parts of Africa and the Diaspora. We hope that Africans can engage in dialogues about their stories, countries, cultures, narratives, philosophies and idiosyncrasies that matter to them. Dialogues can be with creatives who use their art-form to tell stories. This includes poets, spoken word artists, short story writers, novelists, literary curators, editors,  journalists, screenwriters, filmmakers, bloggers, songwriters, music composers, painters, visual artists, comic writers, illustrators and photographers.

We encourage prospective contributors to base the dialogues on a piece of work that the storyteller has created or is creating. We also strongly encourage that interviewers try to engage in dialogues with interviewees from a country different from their own country of origin. The aim is to get Africans to engage in conversation with each other.

Submissions for the Third Issue will be accepted from April 20th 2021 until July 31st 2021. We aim to publish the Third Issue on September 30, 2021, in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Africa in Dialogue.

Take note of our submission guidelines:

  1. We will accept original and unpublished interviews no longer than 5000 words in length.
  2. All interviews should be titled in a manner that reflects the essence of the interview. The title should be formatted as follows: “Title of Interview: A Dialogue With Full Name of Interviewee.” E.g “The Third Issue: A Dialogue With Gaamangwe Joy Mogami.”
  3. We accept no more than one interview at a time.
  4. Interviews must be submitted in English. We welcome interviews that have been translated, in which case both the original and translation can be submitted by the interview as a single submission.
  5. Interviews must be submitted via email to gaamangwe@africaindialogue.com
  6. The subject line must read “Third Issue Submission: Your Full Name. e.g Third Issue Submission: Gaamangwe Joy Mogami.
  7. All submissions should be sent in a Word document (doc, docx) as a single file attachment. Make sure you do not paste your submissions in the body of the email.
  8. Interviewers should submit a biographical statement of the interviewee that is not longer than 200 words in the same Word document.
  9. The Interviewer must also submit their own biographical statement not longer than 100 words in a separate Microsoft word attachment.
  10. All submissions should include high-resolution images of the interviewee, interviewer, and translator in cases of translated interviews.
  11. Interviews must not have been previously published in any format.
  12. We accept simultaneous submissions, but request that we are notified if the submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  13. We wish that we could provide an honorarium for your work, but unfortunately we are not yet able to pay contributors.
  14. By submitting an interview, the interviewer grants Africa in Dialogue exclusive rights to the original work for 90 days, and thereafter agrees to notify us of any republication, and to attribute Africa in Dialogue as the first publisher.
  15. All entries will be replied to by August 15th 2021. 

We look forward to reading and sharing your dialogues with Africa!

You can read our previous issues here:

First Issue

Second Issue

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