January’s Theme>>> “Africa: The Art of Building It”
Highlighting the fact that The African Street Writer (TASW) is an African Ideology for Africans, our choice of first theme is amassed around building Africa with the most overlooked means; the art.
As Africa is becoming a great force to contend with, one might ask, ‘what has Africa got for others to want to contend with it?’
Let’s put aside its rich culture, its beautiful people, its peculiar troubles or whatever Africa might be known for…Let’s see how Africa can build her future with its art.
With this in mind, submissions should be built around the thought of making a better Africa today.
Entries would be accepted from two categories (Fiction/Non-Fiction and Poetry). Submission begins from January 1st 2013 and ends January 31st 2013 for the first Issue.
- TASW charges no submission fee
- All entries should not be more than 1200 words and should be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note that we are only interested in materials written out of inspiration, experience and/or creativity. We do not accept entries not written by the writer and as such; originality is the key.
- Multiple entries are welcomed
- For Fiction, the subject of the e-mail should be: Fiction/Title.
- For Non-Fiction, the subject of the e-mail should be: Non-Fiction/Title
- For Poetry, the subject of the e-mail should be: Poetry/Title
- In all your submissions, you must include at the top of the page: Your Full name, Country, Phone Number, Email Address, Blog Address (if any) and a short biography of not more than 75 words.
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Selected works would be announced by the first week of the month of March, 2013.
TASW would run a bi-monthly online publication/e-zine and will only publish fifteen works from both categories (Fiction/Non-Fiction and Poetry) in every issue
The titles of the fifteen best works would be published by the first week of March, 2013 and they would be spread across the month of March.
The Best work out of the fifteen in each category would be our ‘Top Story’ for that issue. Only ‘Top Story’ Writers would be paid, for now.
TASW promises to pay ‘Top Story’ Writers within 72 working hours.
TASW welcomes responsible criticism, through writing or other suitable forms with evidence, to any writer who was denied of his/her earnings.
The payment package includes:
- 1. The best article of each category (Fiction/Non-fiction and Poetry) of every issue, earns $50,
- You could either ‘Claim‘ the cash within 72hours or ‘Stake‘
- Once you claim, the money would be paid within 72 working hours, but if you stake, the money would be at stake and would increase if you win in the next issue following the one you just won.
- If you win the best in any other issue within the total six issues of TASW year, you earn $150, if you stake and you don’t win in any other issue, you lose your initial earnings.
- 2. If we publish two (2) articles of the same writer in one issue, you earn $20, (Articles that are not compulsorily a top story)
- Claim or Stake for $30 for three (3) published articles within two issues.
- Claim or Stake for $50 for four (4) published articles within three issues
- Claim or Stake for $100 for five (5) published articles within six Issues
- If you stake and you don’t win in any other issue, you lose your initial earning.
*Please note that the payment package would be reviewed every TASW year and all funding will be made available prior to the start of TASW year*