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CLOSURE call for submissions

Internationally renowned and award winning novelist and short story writer, Jacob Ross, is editing a new anthology of contemporary Black British fiction. The theme for this exciting new anthology is CLOSURE.

CLOSURE is open to submissions from Black British writers. Our definition is broad; simply one of self-identification i.e. if you are a writer ‘of colour’ born, raised, living, or have lived in Britain and ‘self-identify’ as Black British, then we welcome your submission. Visit the Peepal Tree Press website, or the Inscribe Facebook page for our guidelines.

The anthology will be published by Peepal Tree Press in Autumn 2014, under Inscribe.


‘Triggers’ to get you started/Guidelines To Submissions/How To Submit Your Story/How To Prepare Your Manuscript/How To Submit Your Story Visit

NB: Jacob Ross, Peepal Tree Press’s Associate Fiction Editor will be running Master classes around the country well before the submission deadline (between October 2012 and June 2013) to enable writers to develop their craft before submitting a story. You are advised to sign-up for the Inscribe mailing list through the Peepal Tree Press website as spaces will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For full details of the call for submissions for the CLOSURE anthology, and to find out how to get a special offer discount on selected short story collections visit

If you have any queries regarding the Closure anthology or Inscribe, please visit the Peepal Tree website in the first instance.
If you cannot find the information you request, then please contact

To encourage your short story writing, Peepal Tree have a special offer available on 6 of its popular short story collections!
South of South – anthology edited by Nii Parkes
Near Open Water – Keith Jardim
Geoffrey Philp – Who’s Your Daddy?
Music For The Off Key – Courttia Newland
The Ladies Are Upstairs – Merle Collins
Until Judgement Comes – Opal Palmer Adisa

For orders over £10
you can receive a 20% discount !

Enter the following code [phuHBbf ] at the shopping basket when it prompts
for a promotional code.

(Special offer available for a limited period only. Peepal Tree Press reserve the right to replace any of these titles mentioned if one or more is no longer available).

Introduction to the Inscribe Programme -Manchester


An Introduction to Inscribe is a free introductory session for writers of colour  to meet Inscribe Directors Kadija George and Dorothea Smartt and discuss ways they can supported you in your work, in partnership with Cultureword. Inscribe are looking to work with a nationwide group of up to 12 writers on a one to one basis leading to publication. They will also be developing other opportunities for writers to work with each other cross-region.

We will cover:

  • What we do and why we want to partner with Cultureword
  • Main items Cultureword/Inscribe discussed in meetings that we feel are most relevant for writers we are currently working with
    (residential weekend to advance poets/writing for children award and course/ residential for young writers)
  • Closure: The fiction anthology and how it fits into the programme
  • More info about the Narrative Craft course
  • An opportunity to tell us where you are now with your writing – and where you want to be
  • Time to put us right!  What are you looking for?

Please register by contacting Pete Kalu

Date: Wednesday 7 November

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Commonword
6 Mount Street
M2 5NS

T: 0161 832 3777

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