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Poetry

The Single Story Foundation

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.

http://www.singlestory.org
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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.

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

African Voices
270 West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025
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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

African Voices
212.865.2982

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
BANIPAL
1 Gough Square
LONDON EC4A 3DE
UK

Banipal welcomes inquiries from both authors or translators about submitting work. Banipal magazine is a magazine of translation, exclusively featuring authors from the Arab world.

Banipal is a magazine for lovers of literature, of world literature, to encourage a wider readership of Arab writers and poets for their own sake, and for both the particularity and the universality of their voices. Banipal publishes Arab writers and poets who write in French, English or German as well as the main Arabic language, presenting the reality of literature from the Arab world and naming it ‘Arab’ rather than ‘Arabic’ literature (which excludes literature by Arab authors not written in Arabic – and consequently many great Arab writers).

Most of the works translated are commissioned, from works that have already appeared  in the original languages in a published form, in books, magazines, newspapers or in on-line media. A minority of works published are written originally in English.

Banipal welcomes postal submissions, as well as all inquiries by email. Banal does not accept unsolicited submissions sent by email attachment. Unsolicited submissions will be automatically deleted. Correspondence following receipt of a postal submission will be made by email.

Publisher
Margaret Obank
margaret@banipal.co.uk

Editor
Samuel Shimon
editor@banipal.co.uk
samuel@banipal.co.uk

Subscriptions
subscribe@banipal.co.uk

Advertising
margaret@banipal.co.uk

 

Banipal
+44 20 7832 1350
Texas A&M University, 249 Blocker Hall, 4212 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-4212

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.

Callaloo
(979) 458-3108
(979) 458-3275
PO Box 15117
Vlaeberg, 8018
Cape Town, SA

Room 303, Pan African Market
76 Long Street
Cape Town, SA
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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.”

Chimurenga
+27(0)21 4224168
+27(0)21 4241673

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

Enskyment now welcomes up to three poems by each invited poet, thanks to an increased archival capacity. Poems by invitation only.

Enskyment
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

EXPOUND
Jalada Africa
P.O. Box 45140, Nairobi 00100, Kenya.
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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.

 
Management Team:

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

Jalada Africa
+254700247847
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
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

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