ArtBeat Afrika – Call Out for Short Story Submissions

It started with a call out for poetry which gave birth to Black Communion (Poems of the New African Poets) Anthology, now it's short stories. This is AWESOME!!!
Artbeat Afrika, a community of Contemporary African Creative Writers announce the call for submission for her first short story anthology.

We are looking for stories that tells the true African experience and short fictions that shows the high level of creativity of Contemporary African Creative Writers.
For all published and unpublished African Writers.
About The Editors
Shachia Oryila
Shachia   Oryila is a blogger, freelancer, translator, media consultant,  publisher, professional writer and editor. With M.A. Linguistics (2012),   B.A. (Hons.) English (2012) from the Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, and Diploma in law (2001) and Computer Studies (2007), he has been writing professionally for many years now and has a number of  published and unpublished works. Currently lecturing at the Hill College   of Education, Gwanje-Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. A teacher of  English, Communication, Language and Literature. With his ‘Writers &   Editors Kitchen’, he has, for many years now, engaged in freelance  writing and editing projects, hired public speech, citation and profile writing as well as book reviewing consultancy for clients and referrals.  He is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors.
Wale Owoade
Wale Owoade is the founder of Artbeat Afrika, A community of Contemporary African Creative Writers.  Wale was born and had his early education in Ogun State, Nigeria. A  poet with publications in the US, South Africa and Nigeria respectively.  An editor of several contemporary African Creative Writings. With  interest in developing new talent in African Literature, he compiled and  edited the anthology; Black Communion: Poems of New 100 African Poets.  You can read his works at
Morris Mchawia Mwavizo
Morris is a trained journalist and writer. He has worked with three of the biggest media houses in East Africa in different positions and has also worked for the biggest advertising
agency in Tanzania. He has been an editor of different magazines and runs his own production company. His short stories have been published in numerous magazines.
Stories must be original unpublished  fiction, typed and single-spaced, and should be between 1,000 to 5,000  words in length. The selected stories must not have been published  previously.
We accept short stories that have been published online, but have  not been published in print magazines, anthologies, or books. Writers need to include a link to the short story in their  submission. Translation works are also allowed.
Stories must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format, as an attachment. Do not send your story in the body of an email.
In the subject line of your e-mail submission write your full name and the title of your short story.
Each story must be accompanied by one-paragraph bio written in the  third person. Include author’s full name, age, nationality, published  work, website, etc. This must be added at the end of your short story,  in the same document. (You can attach to the body of the e-mail a recent  photograph, too.)
If your short story contains foreign words, include them in a  Glossary at the end of your story, with all the foreign words listed in  alphabetical order. All these words must be italicized in the body of your story.
End your submission with a one-paragraph summary of your short story.
Writers can submit up to five short stories.
Please understand  that an acknowledgement of the story does not guarantee publication. Artbeat Afrika  is committed to nurturing new writers and does not charge any fee for  editing stories.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but the writer must notify us  if a story is accepted for publication elsewhere or wins an award prior  to our publication.
All contributions accepted for publication will be subject to editing in collaboration with the author.
There is no payment nor any royalties will be paid for the short  stories but all writers however, will receive a  complementary ebook of the anthology.
The last day for submitting short stories for Artbeat Afrika 1st Short Story Anthology is July 30, 2014.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail to: .
Formatting Guidelines
Use only Times New Roman point 12 for  the body of the text, glossary, and bio. Make sure the text is  single-spaced and flushed left.
Do not introduce any headers, footers, section divisions, etc., apart from page number (bottom page, center).
Use bold for the main title and the author’s name only.
Use ‘single quotation marks’ for all  quotations.
Do not make two or more spaces  between words or after a full-stop instead of one.
Copyright Notice
By submitting your short story to Artbeat Afrika, you hereby agree to our Copyright clauses detailed below.
Authors will give Artbeat Afrika Writing  permission to publish their work on our website and in our end-of-year  anthology. We retain irrevocable first electronic rights.
By submitting a story, you certify that the work is original and you are the copyright holder of any quotes used.
After the work is published in the anthology, Artbeat Afrika will retain the copyright for one year.
The copyright will return to the author one year after the publication of the anthology.
By submitting your short story to Artbeat Afrika, you hereby agree to the above copyright clauses.
Submissions and inquiries should be sent to
Wale Owoade,
Founder, Artbeat Afrika.