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Publishing Writers: Come meet Emma Dawson on Thurs 23rd April 2009

Dear Writers,

Do you want to get published? Of course you do.

Storymoja is pleased to invite you to an informational session with a UK editor who is compiling an anthology of Kenyan short stories. Dr. Emma Dawson of CCC Press has edited Cameroon and Nigerian anthologies in the series so far. She is now working on the Kenyan and Ugandan ones, and is planning to have them published by the end of the year. See the publisher’s website for more details.

As part of the compilation process, Dr. Dawson travels to the country in question to meet with potential contributors and listen to what they have to say about their writing. At the session, she gives a brief overview of the Press and the idea behind the anthology series. Don’t miss this chance to meet her and find out more.

WHEN:           Thursday 23rd April, 5-7pm

WHERE:         Storymoja Offices, Spring Valley, Nairobi

(We are located right behind the Spring Valley Shopping Center (with a Caltex Station) off Lower Kabete Road. Call 0722-838-161)

The call for submissions can be found below.

 Please RSVP ASAP and confirm your attendance. We’ll be happy to see you all.

Doreen Baingana




Dr Emma Dawson

Series Editor

World Englishes Literature

CCC Press.



Submission Guidelines For Short Stories.


  • Word count: 3000 – 8000 words. 
  • There is no theme, only ‘Kenya’.


  • This is adult fiction (in the sense that it is not ‘children’s fiction’). 
  • The work must be written in English from the outset, no translation work and it must be written from Kenya (this is not a collection of diaspora writing). 
  • The story must be ‘new’ in the sense that it is ‘unpublished in book form’ – this makes life much easier in terms of ‘rights’. (We can accept submissions which have been previously published in magazines.)


  • Please send submissions by email to, attached as a WORD doc. or by post to the CCC Press address (see website) as a typescript (no handwritten scripts please).


  • Emma Dawson will advise on submission date during the Meet & Greet on Thursday evening.


 Please follow these guidelines:

Name of author

(Times New Roman 12 Bold left justified)
Contact address, telephone number and email (Times New Roman 12 Bold left justified)


Title of short story (Times New Roman 14, bold, centered)


The story should be in Times New Roman, black, size 12, justified, 1.5 line spacing. World Englishes literature, World Englishes literature, World Englishes literature, World


Page numbers and name of author on every page please.

Word count at the end of the story, bold and left justified.


If your story is chosen for the publication, we will ask you to provide a few sentences about yourself and your work (around 200 words). 




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