Asymptote Looking for Fiction, Poetry, and Essays by and About ‘Africa’

Asymptote’s fall issue is out, and features an array of work in translation, including video art from Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji. They haven’t published much yet from the Arabic — but they’re pretty new, and certainly they’re open to it. They just announced:

For its first special feature in the April 2013 issue, Asymptote is
inviting submissions of fiction by African writers, whether translated or in English, as well as writings on the subject of Africa as a place and an idea. Does it make sense to talk about such a thing as Africa? Is it a place or an idea? If it is an idea, is it merely so? As a concept, is it limiting or liberating? The journal is looking for work from and about Africa that goes beyond the anthropological, the idealizing, and the dystopic: work that takes nothing, even the substantiality of its subject, for granted. Submissions of poetry and essays by African writers are also very much encouraged, and will be considered with higher priority in the regular sections. For those interested there’s a deadline of 15 Feb 2013.

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