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Literary Directory

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
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Online literary and graphic lifestyle magazine with urban and African roots, Klorofyl was founded in 2009 to create a magazine about the search for truth and a better life, and our devotion to REPLANTing with wholesome values.

Klorofyl Magazine has had four issues since then, is distributed free as a pdf ebook, in an online graphic slider, and on the blog.

Klorofyl was started in Ibadan, Nigeria, amongst friends with a love for art, and that core remains the same. It has grown into a virtual team with contributors and editors from places as diverse as Botswana, Britain, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, The Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan, Uganda, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Klorofyl
+234 802 548 1460
P. O. Box 2895-00100 Nairobi Kenya

Kwani? is a journal founded by some of Kenya’s most exciting new writers and has 6 print editions to date. Receives significant funding from the Ford Foundation and has become a major platform for writing from across the African continent.

Established in 2003, Kwani Trust is a Kenyan based literary network dedicated to developing quality creative writing and committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing and maintaining global literary networks.

Kwani?
Tel: +254 (0) 20 444 1801 | Cell: +254 (0) 704 832 379
+254 020 4441802

Aims to provide a robust virtual home for culture lovers and to remain the leading South African multicultural online journal. It accommodates other languages such as Xhosa, English and Dutch.  LitNet is a home for both the home-grown philosopher and the more highbrow intellectual.

LitNet
021 886 5169

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

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

Matatu
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.

Meskot
MiomboPublishing
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
Publisher
ron@mosaicmagazine.org

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

Mosaic

Munyori Literary Journal is an online Zimbabwean-American literary platform that features works from global writers and artists. The word ‘munyori’ is Shona for “writer” or “author.” Munyori Literary Journal extends its meaning to represent all artists. It seeks to make a significant contribution to literature and the arts. Emphasis is on what each writer contributes, in that moment when the creation of art is a solitary process. It is at that moment when what you are–munyori–is highlighted.

While the journal receives the bulk of its submissions from Zimbabwe and the United States, it also features works from Nigeria, India, China, the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Ghana, Canada, and more from all corners of the globe.

Munyori Literary Journal
P O Box 44844
Claremont
7735
South Africa

Established in 1960, New Contrast is devoted mainly to publishing original work by South African writers, and other activities incidental to that. Contrast was published by the South African Literary Journal (SALJ), a proprietary company limited by Guarantee. New Contrast was set up in 1989, and was also published by the SALJ.

At present, there are five directors: Michael Cope, Paul Mills, Michael King, Keith Gottschalk, and Donald Parenzee.

The current editor, Michael King, has been involved with Contrast and New Contrast since 1986. He is a retired school master, currently doing the Creative Writing Masters Programme at UCT.

Submissions need to be made through Submittable.

New Contrast
Nthanda Review
Nthanda Review is a Malawian online literary magazine. Nthanda Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, folk tales, essays, and reviews of any length all year round.

Nthanda Review is a Malawian online literary magazine. Nthanda Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, folk tales, essays, and reviews of any length all year round.

The idea behind its creation is to provide a platform on which voices of different writers would be heard by the world. We publish works from Malawi and Africa as a whole. But we do not limit our outreach to just Africa, as such, anyone from across the world can contribute.

We accept works on any theme and style. So, you do not really have to familiarize yourself with the works we publish. Just read them for the love of literature. Contributors can submit to multiple categories. However, only submit once to each category until you have received our decision about your piece.

Submissions must be emailed to submissions@nthandareview.com with the subject line indicating the genre/category of your submission. All inquiries must be emailed to info@nthandareview.com. We do not pay contributors. The best we can do is to offer you the publishing space, for the love of literature and mankind.

Nthanda Review
+265-881-098-795
8 Madison Square, 17 Warren Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town (8001)

Prufrock was founded because the founders believe that the more young, South African voices are heard, the better. That diversity is key to progress. Prufrock is South Africa's best magazine of mighty fine writing, publishing fiction, non-fiction and poetry in all of South Africa's languages.

Editor: Helen Sullivan
Creative director: James King
Art director: Rosie Mudge
Associate editors: Nick Mulgrew & Abdul-Malik Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana

Prufrock
(+27) 82 320 7193 or (+27) 74 172 4817

A pan-African, bilingual (English/French), quarterly electronic magazine by, for and about sexual minority groups in Africa. Q-zine aims to provide a legitimate outlet for queer Africans to celebrate the creativity and cultural richness of queer life in Africa. Q-zine’s main goal is to encourage sexual minority groups to decide how they should be represented in popular culture.

Q-zine
+226-25-38-07-82

A black and white cultural publication for writers of color to showcase their work in any genre. It provides readers with an opportunity to read new work by internationally renowned and new writers within a format and design that is aesthetically as important as the written word.

SABLE LitMag also offers training and support through e-internships, professional development for writers through its courses and workshops, a manuscript reading service, residential courses and retreats and a writers coaching service.

SABLE LitMag created the Writer’s HotSpot in 1996 – the first international creative writing residencies for people of color, held in Cuba, The Gambia, New York and the UK

SABLE LitMag has a LitFest. The first one took place in Brixton, London in 2005. The second one took place in Bakau, The Gambia in 2007,  where the third one will also take place in 2013.

Accepts fiction, poetry, in translation, memoir (history/herstory), travel narratives (backpackers), essays, classic review, expressions, in celebration.

SABLE

Safundi, The Journal of South African and American Studies, is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal that analyses the United States and South Africa from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other.

Although new comparative and transnational research forms the core of the journal, Safundi also publishes articles specifically addressing one country, provided the research is of interest to an international audience. The Editorial Board will consider submissions relating to other countries in southern Africa and the Americas, as well as to other parts of the world that allow for broader comparative insights.

Safundi
Saraba Magazine Call
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Saraba is a quarterly literary magazine that aims to create unending voices by publishing the finest emerging writers, with a bias for Nigeria, and Africa. Publishes wonderful poetry in the form of chapbooks.

Its publications and website reflect and represent the best of emerging writing mainly from Nigeria, but also from the rest of the African continent. Saraba's goal is to give emerging writers the opportunity of having their works published. “Emerging writers” is defined loosely, to spark useful dialogue. Saraba is interested in writers working out of Nigeria, whose work show tremendous promise but have hardly been published in a major literary magazine.

Saraba

SciBraai is a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. It features stories about South African research, technology and innovation, and the people behind the discoveries.

This blog welcomes all South Africans to go behind the scenes of local science and exploration endeavors. It’s a place to share stories about the scientists themselves and the interesting, little-known activities that are often left out of research journals. A place to learn more about the stuff that makes South African science and its people tick. A place to feel inspired about what South Africans are discovering on home soil and abroad. Because local is lekker, no matter what language you use.

SciBraai