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.
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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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Wide Margin is a new digital collection of essays, articles and illustrations which focus on discussion and critical thought about social, economic, political and cultural issues through a feminist lens. The Wide Margin intends to advance contemporary critical thought in Kenya, East Africa and Africa in an accessible way that is open, inclusive, imaginative and daring.
Editor in Chief: Varyanne Sika – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributing Editor: Nyaboe Makiya – email@example.com
Contributing Editor, Communication: Jessica Mukiri – firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature Illustrator: Daniel Muli – email@example.com
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Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. It bills itself as “an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.”
Transition is published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Now only accepts electronic submissions through Submittable. Submissions sent by physical mail will be recycled unread.