Whether you write in French, that of the Académie française, or in the French spoken among us in Abidjan, Ouaga, Douala, Libreville or elsewhere, we want to read you.

For this inaugural launch, entrust us with your unpublished texts: short stories, excerpts from novels or even creative non-fiction, in Ivory Coast French, in Nouchi, in Camfranglais, and even in the supposedly ‘good French’.

Please note: We do not accept academic articles.

Send us your short story/novel excerpt or literary creative essay and a short biography (150 words max) and a photo to contact@1949books.com

  • Word count: 1500-3000 words (excluding the title) in a Word document
  • Font and size: Times New Roman 12
  • Deadline: 25 November 2021
  • Subject of the email: Title of your submission + your name

Please also let us know if you would be available for the writing workshop that will take place in 1949 in person from 8 to 10 December 2021 from 10am to 3pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions, please email us at contact@1949books.com