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

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.


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

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

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
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

Lunaris Review is a quarterly online literary and art journal based in Nigeria, with the ultimate goal of bringing together creative minds to a common platform of artistry and beauty while providing the audience a satisfying read. The journal features fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, artworks and photography by established and emerging writers.

Lunaris Review

Matatu is a journal on African literatures and societies dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue between literary and cultural studies, historiography, the social sciences and cultural anthropology. It creates temporary communicative communities and provides a transient site for the exchange of news, storytelling, and political debate.
Matatu is animated by a lively interest in African culture and literature (including the Afro-Caribbean) that moves beyond worn-out clichés of “cultural authenticity” and “national liberation” towards critical exploration of African modernities. The East African public transport vehicle from which Matatu takes its name is both a component and a symbol of these modernities: based on “Western” (these days usually Japanese) technology, it is a vigorously African institution; it is usually regarded with some anxiety by those travelling in it, but is often enough the only means of transport available; it creates temporary communicative communities and provides a transient site for the exchange of news, storytelling, and political debate.
Matatu is firmly committed to supporting democratic change in Africa, to providing a forum for interchanges between African and European critical debates, to overcoming notions of absolute cultural, ethnic, or religious alterity, and to promoting transnational discussion on the future of African societies in a wider world.

Edited by Gordon Collier, Geoffrey V. Davis, Christine Matzke, Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Wanjiku wa Ngugi, Ezenwa–Ohaeto† and Frank Schulze–Engler

Medunsa Poetry Club

The Medunsa Poetry Club was established February 2004 to encourage and promote the art of poetry in Medunsa. The organisation aims to establish a culture of free expression among the Medunsa students. This will be accomplished through a publication in the form of a student newsletter.

Eligibility: only be available to students of the University of Limpopo from both campuses.

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An online Ethiopian literary journal, Meskot is published in Amharic and English.

Miombo Publishing id a publishing platform for young and experienced fiction writers with the quest to grow the global literary arts community reflecting on socio-political issues through metaphor and satire.

Miombo Publishing is a cross-country, cross regional, cross-continental and cross-global journal. We know no geopolitics, race, gender, color or affiliation. We respect the art curved in word and the word scribbled in art.

Miombo Publishing
Mirabilia Review

An online carnival of the world’s storytelling traditions, a bazaar of diverse and variegated narratives which celebrates the unities and divergences of experience in the contemporary global space.

Mirabilia Review
Mosaic Literary Magazine
314 West 231 St #470
Bronx NY 10463

Mosaic is a print tri-annual (February, June, & October) that explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, and features interviews, essays, and book reviews.

Ron Kavanaugh

Program Schedule
February: Mosaic Spring Issue
March: Mosaic Lesson Plan
April: We Are Family Book Club
May: Bronx Literary Festival (co-presenter)
June: Mosaic Summer Issue
July: Mosaic Lesson Plan
September: We Are Family Book Club
October: Mosaic Fall/Winter Issue
November: Mosaic Literary Conference
November: Mosaic Lesson Plan