Deadline: March 19, 2017
Max. word length: 4,000 words as a rough guideline. We do make exceptions.
If you're submitting artwork: 12 pieces maximum.
It's often suggested the rivalry that exists between Nigerians and Ghanaians is due to intense similarities: culturally, spiritually and culinary. For Litro 162: Literary Highlife
, Litro will pair fiction, poetry and commentary from these two nations to allow for further illumination at their meeting.
It is often forgotten two whole countries lie between them. There are striking similarities: ancient ancestral bloodlines struggles against British colonisation and imperialism, eventual independence, award-winning writers, football notoriety, exquisite textile industries right up to present day, world-conquering afrobeats.
We want to read about your Ghana or your Nigeria - poems, commentary and stories about interactions with one another, poignant humorous and searching truths on our relationships, and nuanced takes on how it might be perceived by others.
We accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction. We do not accept poetry.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece per theme. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.
Please also note that if we have published your work in the magazine, we won't consider publishing your work again until a year has passed.