Calabash Seeks Poetry and Prose on the Issue of Freedom

Calabash is a literary magazine for writers of African and Asian descent.

We are currently working on a special edition marking the 200th anniversary of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. We are looking for prose, poetry, novel excerpts and memoir pieces that deal with the issue of freedom.

200 years after the abolition of the slave act are we truly free? What does freedom mean to you?

The subject matter can be interpreted in any way you wish — just send us your stories. Micro-fiction (up to 300 words) is particularly welcome.

  • Email submissions to:,
  • Deadline: August 20, 2007,
  • Please do not send work of over 1,000 words,
  • Mark your submission in the subject line with the word ‘Freedom’.

Source of message:

Calabash via EMIT Writers News (August).

Related Books:

Writing Short Stories,101 Ways to Make Poems Sell, History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870

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