Monday, November 22, 2010

Young Writers issue of Sable LitMag.

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.


· 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

In Translation

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 Narratives

(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)

Classic Review

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 by Friday 3 December.

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