Call for Submissions: ‘South Africa/South U.S.A.: An Anthology of Poetry, Prose, Essays, and Images’

South Africa/South USA — This anthology will be a compilation of contemporary writing reporting the struggles, victories and dual past and destiny of blacks in South Africa and blacks in the South USA. We will look at the correlation between the contemporary lives of black South African post-apartheid and blacks living in the American South post-Jim Crow.

Through their work, writers from South Africa and southern USA will engage in a discussion about the historical and contemporary lives of people whose struggles have defeated Jim Crow and apartheid. The work will include reflection on the interior life of those peoples during the past struggles; the current conditions post apartheid and their aspirations for a new future. These works will include poetry, essays and short fiction. We are looking for a broad range of writing and views.

We are interested in a contemporary look at the similarities in the lives of South Africa — post-apartheid and South USA — post-slavery — health, education, education, arts, politics, leadership, AIDS, etc.

Submission Guidelines for South Africa/South USA:

  • All manuscripts submitted electronically must be submitted in the body of a word document — no attachments will be accepted — this includes photos and cartoons.
  • Submissions accepted by mail, email, on CD or diskette.
  • Original poems up to 5 pages with no more than one poem per page. Single-spaced.
  • Other submissions up to 700 words. Special length submissions will be considered for exceptional ideas or styles. Double-spaced.
  • Bound by a single clip: no folders, notebooks, etc.
  • Title page with name, address, phone number, 25 word bio, and email address if available.
  • Payment is in 2 copies.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2007.
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2007.
  • For notification, enclose only a letter-size self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • All manuscripts will be recycled.
  • Final judge: Editorial Committee.

Editorial Committee:

Michael Simanga, Alice Lovelace, Walter Kefuoe Chakela, Felton Eaddy, Marc Fitten, Robert Earl Price, Malkia M’Buzi Moore.

Mail or email submissions to:

South Africa/South USA Anthology
Attention: Alice Lovelace
American Friends Service Committee
92 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303


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