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Omenana: African Speculative Fiction. Deadline 30 April

Posted on 17/04/2015
By Commonwealth Foundation

omenana-issue-2-final-cover is a brand new monthly speculative fiction e-magazine. Founded in January 2015, Omenana is now seeking submissions by writers from Africa and the African diaspora.

Stories must be speculative fiction including fantasy, science fiction, horror and magical realism. Stories must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent, and should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religious belief. All stories and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction) and previously unpublished. Omenana explain what they are looking for:

“We are very much interested in works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations (though dystopias are welcome too). We would also like to see explorations of the past as well as new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. We do not accept graphic violent or sexual content.”

The deadline for submissions is 30 April.Visit Omenana’s website for submission guidelines (including guidance on word limits. and to read the most recent issue.

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