Mukana is accepting submissions for their second cohort of titles. The deadline for submissions of December 31. So far, two categories of submissions are open: a short story anthology in African Writing and a full-length manuscript in different genres. If your short story is accepted you will receive a $500 advance, indeed a rare occurrence in anthology publications where writers are usually only paid in contributor copies!
Mukana seeks to publish and promote writers “from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a focus on authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East and Asia.”
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We publish full length books (short story collections, memoirs and novels -YA and Adult). Mukana does not publish self-help books, picture books and previously self-published books.
We are particularly intrigued by OWN voice stories, coming of age stories, protagonists wrestling with identity and belonging, stories with international settings, stories about immigration and emigration plus we love strong feminist protagonists. Surprise us though, if you think your work draws readers into untold perspectives and worlds, we’d love to hear from you.
We are looking for short stories for our 2023 Anthology of African Writing. As the title suggests, authors need to be from an Africa country.
Full length manuscripts can be from authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East and Asia.
For more details about how to submit your work, visit Mukana Press’ Submission engine