POEMS, SHORT STORIES, ARTICLES AND RESEARCH PAPERS INVITED FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON AFRICA BY DIFFERENT TRUTHS
Fifty five countries of Africa, with a wide variety of traditions rooted in diverse cultural traditions and linguistic diversity, is the crucible of multiculturalism; a melting pot of slavery, exploitation, suffering, pain, and a sense of pain – celebrated as a song of joy.
We, in Different Truths, celebrate the African legacy, its beauty encompassed by its history, multiculturalism, diversity of dialects, of how Africans broke the dark cocoon of agony and spread the wings of ecstasy, like a resplendent butterfly.
Poem: One per poet, between 15 & 30 lines only [please mention your city and country].
Short Story: One per storyteller, 1000-3000 words [please mention your city and country].
Article/Research Paper: One per author, 600-3000 words (articles) and upto 3000 words (research paper) [please mention your city and country].
Last date of Submission: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 [upto 20:00 hrs (8:00 PM) Indian Standard Time.]
Special Issue to be published around September 10, 2018.
(NOTE: You may contribute in more than one category within the Deadline).
Michele Baron is a scholar and academician, she develops outreach projects, writes poetry, prose, and non-fiction, an active musician, painter, and artist. She is the Consultant Editor, of the Special Issue on Africa.
The celebrated poet, editor and social activist, Luz María López, is also a narrator, translator, international cultural promoter and women’s rights advocate. She leads the World Poetic Front in Defense of Women’s Rights (WM) and Continental Director for World Festival of Poetry. She is the Contributing Editor, of the Special Issue on Africa.
Nancy Ndke, is a poet, author, traveller, nature enthusiast. As a social activist she has worked with Girl Child network in Kenya and Child protection in South Sudan and Somalia. She was involved with youth in theatre, as scriptwriter and director in drama festivals. She is the Guest Editor, of the Special Issue on Africa.
Olaitan Maryam Mojisola from Nigeria, is the live wire. A young student, blogger, sales representative, poet, writer and an essayist. In close consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, over several months, she proposed the title of the poetry anthology, ‘Africa of Earth and Beauty’. She is the Theme Editor, of the Special Issue on Africa.
Columnist, blogger, public speaker, and sociologist, Swati Kumar (Mathur) is best known for her conversational style of writing and easy use of language. Her first novel, The Great Indian Dilemma, received five-star reviews worldwide. Her write-ups appeared as columns in The Times of India and Bookworm. As a philanthropist, she is the General Secretary for ‘The Serving Hands Society’, Lagos, Nigeria. She is our Guest Editor.
The Editor-in-Chief, Arindam Roy, and the Managing Editor, Anumita Chatterjee Roy, are the other two members of the Editorial Board.
The decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding on all poets, storytellers, research scholars and writers.
You may please send one poem, short story, article or research paper. However, you may contribute in multiple categories, as long as it is one piece, per category. Please ensure that your work is unpublished and/or unshared on social sites like FB, etc.
Please mention <Special Issue on Africa: Poems/Short Story/Novella/Article/Research Paper> in the subject line of the email.
All poets and authors, kindly mention, “This work is original and unpublished/unshared on social media, blog, and book.”
Send your entries to email@example.com
For first timers only: send your thumbnail bio in 75 words (not more) and your photo (headshot), along with your work. We need this once to create your Author’s Profile on Different Truths (DT). Also, like and follow us on Different Truths Page on FB and send a friend’s request to Diff Truths. These will help us tag you on FB.
IMPORTANT: Do not copy-paste the poem or your other work when you share it. Please share the link only after it is published in the webzine, Different Truths.
Thanks & Regards,