Category: cartoons

Submit to the Anansesem Love Theme Issue

Deadline: not dated. Anansesem publishes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and illustration. It currently accepts submissions for its September 2017 issue, with a “Love”  theme. Interpret personally or broadly what love means to you, the community, and the world in general. Send in up-to-five poems, one 2,000-word max short story, one 2,000-word max nonfiction, and a collection of up-to-five images. Type [ … ]

Anasoma Writing Contest

Deadline: April 6, 12 a.m. EAT. For the Anasoma Writing Contest, AMKA seeks original, unpublished content that inspires and promotes empowerment of Kenyan girls and women. Note, only Kenyans can enter the Anasoma Writing Contest. Five winners will receive $1,000 each and get published digitally and in print. To participate, send in a 500-word pitch to anasoma@amka.or.ke. You can pitch a book, comic, biography, etc. Your [ … ]


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. Kwani?’s editorial panel usually has two reading periods each year. Submit works via email, attaching your work in a (*doc) or (*rtf) file. [ … ]

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 Bakwa magazine accepts unpublished fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, photography and cartoons.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 [ … ]