We are excited to have received some fabulous and thought provoking writing on what it means to be a woman and live in and outside of Vanuatu in this day and age. Thank you to those who have submitted their work! We’re convinced there’s more great writing out there and have decided to extend the dead-line until 15 January 2020 to give more time for you to put your thoughts on paper. We would love to read your work!


Immediate call for submissions: The editors seek creative writing submissions from Vanuatu women writers over the age of 18 of poetry, fiction (short stories, flash fiction) and non-fiction (essay, memoir) that showcase the richness of the voices and experiences that have shaped Vanuatu. Short or long – we are keen to read your best and thought provoking writing in English, Bislama and French.

Dead-line extended until January 15th 2020.

Please send your best writing to: editor@sista.com.vu

How to submit:

  • Submit up to 3 poems or 2 pieces of fiction or creative non-fiction. Send in the body of the email or as email attachment (word doc).
  • Put ‘Anthology’ in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • Include a short bio (40 words) about yourself.
  • Maximum word length for fiction and non-fiction (short story, flash fiction, memoir, essays) is 2,000 words. It can be as short and sharp as you like, as long as it is a good!
  • For poetry the maximum length is 40 lines per poem.

About the book:

This anthology of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry celebrates women’s voices and the experiences that have shaped Vanuatu. It will be published under Grace Molisa’s Black Stone Publications imprint. The editorial team consists of Yasmine Bjornum, Mikaela Nyman, Telstar Jimmy, Jane Kanas and Stephanie Ephraim. We will also draw on the expertise of others for the proof edits. We invite submissions of previously unpublished work – fiction, non-fiction (incl. essay and memoir) and poetry – that remembers, explores or interrogates the past and contemporary life in Vanuatu. We want to hear a range of voices and experiences. We are also keen to hear from any Ni-Vanuatu writers currently living or studying overseas.