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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Calling Southern African Women Writers

Lauri Kubuitsile is editing a new anthology of short stories by Southern African women writers on the theme of 'Bed'.
And so to bed... See the call for submissions below.

Modjaji Books, the exciting new publisher for women in Southern Africa, is inviting submissions for its upcoming short story anthology. We want innovative stories that define the world from a woman’s perspective.

The topic for the anthology is “BED”. What does it mean to you? Memories of cosy bedtime stories, sterile beds in hospitals, or that sexy bed where a lover waits…

You tell us! We’re waiting to hear from you!

Send us your best, unpublished story before 31st July, 2008 to

For more information about Modjaji Books check out the


1. Stories should be between 3000 and 5000 words.
2. Stories should be unpublished.
3. The story should somehow involve the theme of BED.
4. All entrants must be women and citizens of a Southern African country (countries include: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Moçambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
5. Entries should be sent by email only to
modjaj@gmail.com. Send either as Word attachments or in the body of the email.
6. The entry should have page numbers and the title of the story on each page.
7. The following details should be at the end of the story:

  • Full name of writer
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Short biography of not more than 300 words

8. Writers of selected stories will receive royalties and five author copies of the book.
9. Confirmation of receipt of story will be sent to all entrants.

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