The Single Story Foundation is a nonprofit organization which provides storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and in diaspora. The Single Story Foundation challenges the Western narratives, seeks for change in the way the African narrative is told, and foster an environment where young Africans can promote their technological, creative, educational and imaginative achievements or developments. We seek to change the stereotype through visual art, literature, and performing art. At The Single Story Foundation, we believe that storytelling is one of the ways we can fix the damage caused by Western storytelling.
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 email@example.com. Queries regarding the website can be sent to the creative director, Djameela Dollie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AERODROME publishes original short fiction and poetry. Send them to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, if you are interested in writing for AERODROME.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.