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.
Cape Town, SA
Room 303, Pan African Market
76 Long Street
Cape Town, SA
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line indicating the genre/category of your submission. All inquiries must be emailed to email@example.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.
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.
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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Cambridge, MA 02138
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.