Young Writers issue of Sable LitMag.
We invite young writers of colour from all over the world to submit work from all genres and styles, for our Young Writers issue of Sable, including Fiction, poetry, memoir and essays written by writers between the ages of 16-25.
The editor for this issue is Warsan Shire, a 22 year old writer and poet based in London. Her poetry has been translated into Italian and Somali. She has performed internationally in North America, South Africa and all over Europe. Her first collection Teaching mother how to give birth is soon to be published with Flipped Eye. Her work will appear in the forthcoming Black British edition of Wasafiri magazine.
Deadline for submissions – 30th September 2010.
SABLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
· All work submitted must include a short bio (maximum of 150 words) and a High resolution photograph.
· Work submitted must be attached in the email and not found in the body of the email.
· ALL work must be labelled clearly with your full name and the title of work.
· Work must not exceed the word limit.
· All work must be in this format or will not be accepted
· Times new roman font
· size 12 font
· double spaced
· one side of A4 paper
· Your full name must be on each page of your work (Header or footer)
Short stories, extracts from a novel or flash fiction.
Other styles within fiction also welcome.
Length- 2500 words
Send up to 15 poems (no more than 15 pages)
Any style, any length
Poetry must be 1 1/2 inch spaced
All veteran and budding translators or writers who produce work in their native language and in English, (fiction or poetry) should send translations and other information including a brief write up on author and translator.
For translators, what qualities attracted you to the work? We will give ten pages to each writer featured to publish some of their best pieces along with a photo, biography and any other images that illustrate their work. A sample of your work will also appear on the SABLE website in the future.
In Translation submissions should follow the same guidelines for poetry and prose in both their chosen languages of submission and in English.
Memoirs of home, family, or country. Childhood memories, coming of age, change of life. Complete pieces or excerpts. Stimulating, exciting, informative, experimental. Any or all of these are welcome within your piece.
Length: 3000 words.
There are no boundaries in terms of place or style. Complete pieces or excerpts. Stimulating, exciting, informative, experimental. Any or all of these are welcome within your piece
Length: 3000 words
We are looking for contributions on historical or contemporary aspects of literature or culture. The work should reflect original thought of work by writers of colour. It can be a piece of deconstruction, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism, post-colonialism (or a combination of these and other theoretical frameworks).
Length: 3,000 words
Expressions is our opinion section – a debatable literary or cultural issue that you wish to voice. As Sable is diasporic in nature, your piece has a better chance of being accepted if it reflects this, or if it is educational and informative of a particular culture or community that a global readership will find instructive and illuminating.
Length: 1000 words (flexible)
What’s in a classic? We’re seeking submissions of literary reviews for this review essay section of classic reviews. If you’ve read a body of work by a non-Western writer that moved you, we are interested in receiving a piece on it. Sable Classic Reviews are opinionated, critical, and to the point. More casual than scholarly, they cite text and summarise plot to convey a sense of the author’s purpose and the impact of the work itself. Poetry, fiction and Non-fiction are all
acceptable. Please make your piece as concise as it is expressive. For completed pieces, we need you to supply titles of books featured, their ISBN’s and publisher details.
Length : 1000-1500 words
Note: Please email if you would like to present something new and exciting within the context of literature and poetry, if you are a photographer or artist who also writes, we welcome your work in the form of comic strips, anime, photo journalism ect.
All Submissions and queries should be sent by email to email@example.com by 30th September.
Any work sent in later than this date will not be accepted.