Literary Directory

AERODROME celebrates words and people. Through its reviews,
interviews, extracts and original creative writing, it aims to both champion and critique the art of writing — and showcase the subjects conveyed through books and writing.

For general queries, please email info@aerodrome.co.za. Queries regarding the website can be sent to the creative director, Djameela Dollie at dd@aerodrome.co.za.

AERODROME publishes original short fiction and poetry. Send  them to fiction@aerodrome.co.za and poetry@aerodrome.co.za. Please ensure you read the poetry and fiction guidelines before submitting your work. AERODROME also publishes features, interviews and reviews.  Drop a line to the editor, Alexander Matthews at am@aerodrome.co.za, if you are interested in writing for AERODROME.


African Poetry Magazine (Centre for African Poetry) aims to honour the work of organizations, publishers, book traders, agencies, institutions, donors, bloggers and others, with a notable commitment to African poetry

African Voices
270 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025

African Voices is a non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and awareness through literature, art and film.

Founded in 1992 by a small group of writers and visual artists, the organization strives for artistic and literary excellence while showcasing the unique and diverse stories within the African Diaspora. The organization publishes a national quarterly literary magazine and presents community arts programs.

Managing Editor: Maitefa Angaza (Judith Halsey)

Art Director: Derick Cross (aka D. Cross)

Poetry Editor: Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

African Voices

Akwantuo Writing, based in Accra, seeks to promote the Ghanaian and African literary community. Akwantuo:

Publishes voices in Ghanaian and African writing, providing a platform to get more authors’ works into the public domain.
Organizes writing workshops to promote habits of creativity in writers of all levels and as an initiative to promote a literary culture.

Akwantuo Writing

Founded in February 1999, ANANSI opened its pages to the new, emerging, and established writers of the African diaspora—and to readers who appreciate a broad range of fiction.  published twice a year,

ANANSI is a 6" x 9" trade paper literary journal featuring cover art by talented artists. Subscriptions for individuals are $25 (1 yr) $40 (2 yrs). Institutional subscriptions are $44 (1 yr) $60 (2 yrs).  Single copies are available for $15 + $3 s/h.

1 Gough Square

Banipal welcomes inquiries from both authors or translators about submitting work. Banipal magazine is a magazine of translation, exclusively featuring authors from the Arab world.

Banipal is a magazine for lovers of literature, of world literature, to encourage a wider readership of Arab writers and poets for their own sake, and for both the particularity and the universality of their voices. Banipal publishes Arab writers and poets who write in French, English or German as well as the main Arabic language, presenting the reality of literature from the Arab world and naming it ‘Arab’ rather than ‘Arabic’ literature (which excludes literature by Arab authors not written in Arabic – and consequently many great Arab writers).

Most of the works translated are commissioned, from works that have already appeared  in the original languages in a published form, in books, magazines, newspapers or in on-line media. A minority of works published are written originally in English.

Banipal welcomes postal submissions, as well as all inquiries by email. Banal does not accept unsolicited submissions sent by email attachment. Unsolicited submissions will be automatically deleted. Correspondence following receipt of a postal submission will be made by email.

Margaret Obank

Samuel Shimon




+44 20 7832 1350

Brittle Paper gives you a unique African literary experience. It is curated by Ainehi Edoro, a doctoral student of English at Duke University, studying African novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where she plays and experiments with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Brittle Paper is looking for bloggers to write about African writing and other fun literary stuff. It also publishes works from new or aspiring writers.

Brittle Paper
Texas A&M University, 249 Blocker Hall, 4212 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-4212

Callaloo provides a publication outlet, in English or English translations, for new, emerging, and established creative writers who produce texts in different languages in the African Diaspora. It also serves as a forum for literary and cultural critics who write about the literature and culture of the African Diaspora.

Callaloo is an academic quarterly. It also sponsors a number of related projects like on-campus readings lectures, symposia; an annual international creative writing workshop in fiction and poetry writing; and an annual conference.

(979) 458-3108
(979) 458-3275
PO Box 15117
Vlaeberg, 8018
Cape Town, SA

Room 303, Pan African Market
76 Long Street
Cape Town, SA
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Chimurenga is a pan African publication of writing, art and ideas, out of Cape Town, South Africa. Founded and edited by Ntone Edjabe, the first issue appeared in March 2002. Chimurenga provides an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection by Africans about Africa.

The journal is published irregularly in print, online and through themed performances called “Chimurenga Sessions.”

+27(0)21 4224168
+27(0)21 4241673

Ehanom is a Twi phrase which translates as ”This Place.” It shows the power of vision and confidence to own. It is about placing the future at heart.  As a literary journal, it places value on these.

Ehanom Review

Enskyment now welcomes up to three poems by each invited poet, thanks to an increased archival capacity. Poems by invitation only.

EXPOUND Magazine
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EXPOUND is an online magazine that aims to celebrate new literature. It wants to provide insightful opinions and exciting features on writing and the writer. To educate, inform, and provoke, expounding ideas and ideation. 

Publisher/Managing Editor: Wale Owoade


This blog was created for lovers and admirers of this classic genre of story-telling. Flash Fiction Ghana brings you the best Flash Fiction from Ghana. Here, you’ll find the largest variety of originally Ghanaian flash fiction stories.


Flash Fiction Ghana

Jacaranda Books publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, including illustrated books, which cross linguistic, racial, gender and cultural boundaries – books in many ways as cosmopolitan as our city.

General Enquiries
Janneke Koopman
Publishing Manager
020 7609 0891

Management, Editorial & Rights Queries
Valerie Brandes
Founder & Publisher
Email: valerie@jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk
Twitter: @valrey

Digital & Publicity
Jazzmine Breary
Digital & Communications Manager
Email: jazzmine@jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk
Twitter: @jreadsalot

Sales, Marketing & Business Development
Cynthia Hamilton
Commercial Director
Email: cynthia@jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk
Twitter: @cynniethepoo

Sales Representative
David Wightman
Global Book Sales Ltd
2 The Hawthorns
E: david@globalbooksales.co.uk
T: 00 44 (0) 7963 210830

UK & International Distribution
Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Unit 3, Olympia Trading Estate
Brunel Road,
Hampshire RG21 6XS

Tel: customer services on 01256 302692
Fax: customer services on 01256 812521/ 812558
Email: orders@macmillan.co.uk

USA & Canada Distribution
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
The Keg House
34 13th Avenue NE, Suite 101,
MN 55413

Tel:  612/746-2600

Jacaranda Books
020 7609 0891
Jalada Africa
P.O. Box 45140, Nairobi 00100, Kenya.
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Jalada Africa is a pan-African writers’ collective. It aims to publish literature regularly by African authors, making it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible.

Management Team:

Managing Editor: Moses Kilolo
Deputy Editor: Novuyo Tshuma
Chief Financial Officer/ Treasurer: Ndinda Kioko
Creative Director: Marziya Mohammedali
Events Manager: Wanjeri Gakuru
Social Media Manager: Richard Oduor Oduku

Jalada Africa

joINT seeks to create a space in which to re-interpret what it means to be of African descent when one does not “fit” into the illusory monolith of Black political identity.

joINT seeks work from writers and visual artists across the African diaspora, who exist within the margins of gender, sex, religious, cis, able-bodied, and class privilege, to name a few.


A bi-monthly African pulp fiction magazine which features genre-based writing from all over Africa, Jungle Jim constantly looks for writers and illustrators to join its galactic quest.

Jungle Jim publishes work by African nationals either living abroad or in domestic countries and will consider stories by writers of African descent/parentage.

Jenna Bass: Editor Content
Shaun Swingler: Editor Management
Hannes Bernard: Editor, Design & Illustration

Jungle Jim
253 Herbert Macaulay Way Yaba, Lagos - Nigeria

Kachifo Limited is an independent Nigerian publishing house set up in 2004 to tell African stories. Kachifo Limited publishes Farafina Books, Farafina Tuuti, Farafina Breeze, Kamsi, Prestige Books and Farafina magazine until suspension of its publication in 2009.

Kachifo Limited offers the best in contemporary African writing. Since our inception, Kachifo Limited has published numerous titles from Africa’s celebrated authors such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chris Abani, Ben Okri, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o amongst several others.

Kachifo Limited is governed by a board of directors which includes its founder, Muhtar Bakare, and Yewande Sadiku, Head of Corporate Finance at Stanbic IBTC, amongst others.

+234 807 736 4217
The Kalahari Review

Kalahari Review is an African-eccentric magazine interested in material exploring Africa and Africans in unique and avant-garde ways. Telling new stories from everyday African life as told by the people that are living it. It seeks stories that have not often been told but should be – through voices that have not yet been heard – but should.

Kalahari Review