Category: book reviews

Submission Call: Submit to Ake Review

Ake Review Deadline: August 31, 2017. Ake Review welcomes entries in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, film, music, sound art, performance art, and visual art. It is an annual multi-lingual literary journal that serves as a vehicle for the promotion and celebration of African culture. You can submit entries in written form, as podcasts, or as videos. It encourages submission of pieces [ … ]

Closed: SUNU Journal Submissions

A Wolof word meaning our, SUNU Journal engages critically African issues and topics at continental, regional, national and international levels through literary work, research papers and compelling visuals. SUNU’s mission is to amplify the youth voice and contribute to strengthening their collective consciousness in critical engagement with African affairs, and aesthetics. Accepted on a rolling basis, Submissions should critically and creatively explore topics [ … ]

Closed: Omenana Open for Submission

Deadline: May 29. Omenana seeks works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations. You can also explore the past as well as provide new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. It does not accept graphic violent or sexual content. Omenana is a speculative fiction e-magazine that specializes in magical realism, fantasy, horror, and science fiction with African elements in them. [ … ]

Submit to the New Orleans Review

Mukoma wa Ngugi and Laura Murphy will be guest editing The African Literary Hustle, a New Orleans Review special print issue. You can submit to The African Literary Hustle your romance, science fiction, fantasy, epic, and experimental fiction pieces, your satire, political allegory, and critical non-fiction, translations, or revised narratives, and your poetry. The African Literary Hustle specifications Prose submissions should be 7,500 words or fewer. Poetry [ … ]

Ehanom Review

An arts, literature and politics journal based in Kumasi, Ghana, Ehanom Review publishes the finest of works it receives. We seek poetry, fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, essays and any other writings with literary interest. We are a monthly journal starting from July, 2014.  We accept only electronic submissions (via email). One submission at a time, no multiple submissions. Accepts simultaneous submissions. Publishes previously unpublished works for [ … ]


AERODROME publishes interviews, reviews, 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. AERODROME has a strong emphasis on literary fiction, memoir and current affairs from South Africa, the UK and the Commonwealth. But prepare to encounter everything from cookbooks to comics, from as far afield as Azerbaijan. Poetry: publishes original poetry [ … ]


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. Email: contact@qayn.org | Telephone: [ … ]

New Contrast

Established in 1960, New Contrast is devoted mainly to publishing original work by South African writers, and other activities incidental to that. Submissions need to be made through Submittable. Prefers not to receive material via email as there are too many occasions for material to be lost. Contributions must be unpublished. Preferred file types are .doc or .docx. Also acceptable are .odt, .rtf, or .txt files. [ … ]


Launched in 2012, SierrArts explores and showcases the literary arts by Sierra Leonean writers and artists. SierrArts is currently the only online literary journal established by Sierra Leoneans. SierrArts is a nonprofit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media. Submit: interviews, book reviews, and arts and culture.

Munyori Literary Journal

Munyori Literary Journal is an online Zimbabwean-American literary platform that features works from global writers and artists. 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. Biographic Profiles: Know of a writer, author, [ … ]


Published five times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Art, and Fall), Callaloo accepts original submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, interviews, nonfiction essays, short fiction, poetry, and visual art. All manuscripts must be double spaced and submitted only as a Word document (.doc or .docx). Identifying information, including names of authors, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, should not be included in [ … ]

Brittle Paper

Brittle Paper accepts fiction, book reviews, poetry, essays, literary commentaries, and fun listicles. Simultaneous submissions are fine. We do not accept submissions that have been published elsewhere. All we ask is that you notify us when your work is accepted elsewhere. Be conscious of the fact that you are writing for an online audience, so keep things short, sharp, and exciting. [ … ]

Bakwa Magazine

Bakwa magazine is an online and occasional print magazine which engages in the politics of art and culture, with an emphasis on Africa and its diaspora. Bakwa magazine accepts unpublished fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, photography and cartoons. Submissions must be sent as an attachment including a short biography and picture if available. Fiction: should be 3,000 words minimum. Non-fiction: we accept [ … ]

Banipal Magazine

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. 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 [ … ]