Tuesday, January 24, 2012

'Remembering Okot p Bitek' Anthology: Call for Submissions

In celebration of Okot p Bitek’s life and achievements, we are inviting outstanding essays, reviews, scholarly articles, poems, short fiction and interviews directly and indirectly centering on Okot p Bitek's works and life. We are looking at the impact of Okot p Bitek at a personal level, socially, in literature, academically, historically, politically, culturally and how he was influenced in those ways.

This year on 20th, July, 2012 marks thirty years since Okot left us to the land of his ancestors. We are compiling this anthology to be published in July on the said theme of “Remembering Okot p Bitek”.

Word count: 500 - 3000 words (less for poetry where necessary)

Format: An attached Word doc/docx, times new roman, 12 point, double spaced.

Submissions: By email only to: okotpbitek2012@gmail.com
Deadline: April, 1st, 2012

 
As we continue to work on the project, we will keep in mind that the success of the project will be driven by both the quantity and quality of submissions. Tentatively, the anthology will be published by Kushinda in eBook format and distributed through Amazon’s Kindle format. We hope to publish the anthology in print later.

We will engage professional editors to review the submissions and give thumbs-up for the final selection for publication. As of now, the team putting together this project, in case of any communication, comprises of;

1. David Tumusiime – Lead coordinator and
2. Brian Bwesigye.

 
All ideas and volunteers are welcome in the spirit of celebrating Okot p Bitek, the man, his life and his work.

1 comment:

TomH said...

You wrote:
"All ideas and volunteers are welcome in the spirit of celebrating Okot p Bitek, the man, his life and his work. "

It seems that Mildred Barya, and perhaps some folks at African Writers Trust, are wondering what they might be able to do.

Perhaps online is the place to get the ball rolling even for events to take place on the ground?