Wasafiri: Fiction, life writing and poetry open call

“In this submissions window, we are seeking work on and around specific themes, for 2025 publication:  

  • Climate writing and nature writing, particularly from indigenous perspectives. 
  • The labour and material conditions of writing, including tech and AI 
  • Human rights, censorship, appropriation, and the ‘right to narrate’ 

We are also particularly interested in work in translation, broader definitions of life writing including autofiction, personal essays, and more, graphic narratives, and cross-genre work or work explicitly engaging with questions of genre.”

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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Wasafiri please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by Wasafiri, not the Commonwealth Foundation.