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.
Final extended Deadline for submissions - 3 December 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
· 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
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: 2500 words.
(Travel Narrative submission closed)
We are looking for contributions on historical, contemporary aspects and future projections
of literature or culture. The work should reflect original thoughts.
Length: 2500 words
(Expressions submissions closed)
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 writer of colour that has moved you, we are interested in
receiving a piece on it - even if they are not 'famous'.
Sable Classic Reviews are opinionated, critical, and to the point. Poetry, fiction and Non-fiction are all
acceptable. For completed pieces, we need you to supply titles of books featured, their ISBN's and publisher details.
Length : 1000-1500 words
(Poetry / travel/ Expressions submissions closed)
Note: Please email if you would like to present something new and exciting in creative writing. If you are a photographer or artist who also writes, we welcome your work in the form of comic strips, anime, photo journalism etc.
All Submissions and queries should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 December.