THE DECADE OF ACTION SHORT STORIES , CALL FOR
SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is issuing a call for The Decade
of Action Short Stories, an initiative targeted at young African creativity
in an effort to broaden the conversation, awareness and re-imagination of
the Sustainable Development Goals through fiction.
Young Africans born in Africa or with either of the two parents as African
are invited to submit their stories in English during phase 1 of the
project. At the time of submission, writers should be between 15 and 35
years of age.
According to the guidelines, stories are expected to be grounded on African
perspectives, present or possible realities and futures as seen through the
challenges of our times: climate change, environment, migration, health,
technologies and innovation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. They
should capture the imagination around major challenges confronting the
African continent such as eradication of poverty and reduction of
inequalities; climate action for a healthy planet and achieving gender
equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Shortlisted entries will be included in a special, Decade of Action
Anthology of Short Stories to be launched at the annual Africa Regional
Forum on Sustainable Development to be held from 1-4 March 2020.
The deadline for submissions is now 28th of February, 2021.
Read the attached guidelines and then submit your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org