Category: Non Fiction

Submit to WAW (Words Are Work)

Deadline: All year long, every month. WAW, Words Are Work, accepts submissions for online publication all year long, on a monthly basis. Submit your previously unpublished fiction, poetry, and non-fiction works. It generally publishes up to 1000 words flash fiction and up to 3000 words short stories. WAW also accepts all types of creative nonfiction such as reviews, personal essays, memoir, and opinion [ … ]

Afridiaspora Accepts Unsolicited Submissions

Afridiaspora is opened for submission year round. An African webzine fetching African stories from every part of the world, Afridiaspora seeks eager African writers willing to tell their own stories as it should be told, in new voices, old voices, uncategorised voices, voices yearning to be heard, voices so subtle, the world could feel it in their bones. There is no [ … ]

The Republic opens Magazine Submissions

Deadline: Rolling basis, see editorial calendar The Republic reflects on what it means to be Nigerian. It seeks to discover the answer to the question whether Nigerians are any closer to understanding Nigerian life. The magazine, established this year, currently seeks personal and non-personal essays on Nigeria and issues relevant to Nigeria and African. It also seeks criticism submission on art, culture, politics and the economy, and fiction submissions. [ … ]

Asymptote’s Literature from Countries Banned by Trump

Deadline: March 15. Asymptote plans to publish literature from countries banned by Trump. So, submit your unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces if you’re a Somalian and Sudanese writer. It will pay you at least US $200 for each published piece. Asymptote also will run the selected works either in or both The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday or its Spring quarterly edition. You can submit both works written [ … ]

District Lit. Disability, Medicine, and Illness Submissions

Deadline: March 15. District Lit. seeks poetry, nonfiction, and art submission. Currently, it reads submission for its Disability, Medicine, and Illness themed issue. The upcoming issue will highlight what it means to live with a disability, illness, or undergo medical treatments. According to District Lit., We want writing and art about chronic illness, disability, medical histories and procedures, recovery, and the [ … ]

Bhashabandhan Literary Review Submission

Deadline: no deadline. Submit to Bhashabandhan Literary Review (BLR), acclaimed Bangla literary magazine. It accepts previously unpublished poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essay, and artwork. So, send in your interesting and well-written works. Submit up to 4,000 words single-spaced fiction or nonfiction writing, 3-5 poems in a single attachment, or four to 10 high res images. Save your written submissions as a Word or [ … ]

Submit to EXPOUND Magazine’s Issue 9 Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28.  Submit to EXPOUND Magazine‘s Issue 9 edition, which the magazine currently reads for. It accepts submissions from around the world. EXPOUND publishes original, quality poetry, fiction, photography, artworks, videos, and non-fiction. Non-fiction accepted include interviews, reviews, memoir pieces, and essays. The magazine seeks written works and art that “provoke, investigate, surprise, entertain and startle any reader.” It particularly clamours [ … ]

Submit to the Third Edition of Type Cast Journal

Deadline: Feb. 17. Submit to the third edition of Type Cast, Cape Town’s literary journal. Send your best noir, speculative fiction, and sci-fi, realist fiction to Type/Cast. You can also send in remixes of tales of magic and myth. Email your previously unpublished submission, written in English, to submissions@typecast.org.za. It accepts prose, poetry and short nonfiction. It also publishes art and photography essays. Your fiction [ … ]

2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Non-Fiction

Deadline: March 31 (midnight GMT). CACE now accepts submission for its 2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for creative non-fiction. The annual prize awards emerging African writers who have not had a book published. Writers must also be resident in an African country to be eligible. Submit your 2,500 – 3,500 words entry as an attachment to info@writivism.com with the email titled as Koffi Addo Prize. And then, [ … ]

Submit to Ninth Letter’s Print Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28. Ninth Letter will accept fiction, essays and poetry submissions for its print edition. It seeks works that “experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.” So, submit 3-6 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit up to 8,000 words fiction or non-fiction piece. Hence, you can only send two [ … ]

Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter

Deadline: April 1. Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter, which was opened its submission on Jan. 20. It currently accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries for the special online edition. According to Ninth Letter: Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature [ … ]

The Kalahari Review’s Igby Prize For Nonfiction

Deadline: monthly. The Kalahari Review on Jan. 9 launched Igby Prize For Nonfiction, its monthly nonfiction/essay contest. Each month, a writer will win the $50 USD prize. Each month has a theme. Here are the themes by month: January — Home February — Relationships & Family March — Night life: On the night life of cities and towns around The Continent [ … ]

Submit to Dwart’s Issue #3: Uprooting

Deadline: March 2. Dwart seeks original, compelling pieces for its Uprooting issue that touch on this through such subthemes as death, spiritual disconnection, physical distancing, cultural alienation, memory loss. Dwart accepts fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and arts & photography. Send pieces that break stereotypes, with extraordinary confidence. Email previously unpublished works to dwartsonline@gmail.com. Include your short bio in the document you send. Write [ … ]

Lethe Press Short Story Submissions

Deadline: March 15, April 30, and Jan. 2018. Lethe Press seeks short story submissions for its anthologies: Speculative Fiction(no queer content), Gay Fiction, and Lesbian Fiction. Please check LP’s anthologies page for detailed information. All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines: Submit a manuscript with a minimum of 45,000 words but no more than 135,000 words. Lethe Press’s preferred maximum length is [ … ]

2017 Goethe-Institut Literary Exchange

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017. For this year’s Literary Exchange, Goethe-Institut collaborates with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine. They all ask writers to submit applications to participate in their mentored creative non-fiction workshops and exchanges. They seek to jumpstart a collaborative environment between Cameroonian and Nigerian authors and writers. Cameroon and Nigeria share a border and similar cultural values. Therefore, collaborating together in the [ … ]

Closed: TSSF Magazine Open Call

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. TSSF Magazine, on Nov 1, opened its call for submissions. Disclosure: TSSF Magazine is one of the projects of The Single Story Foundation, which runs this site. TSSF Magazine seeks well-crafted, realistic stories from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art to publication@singlestory[dot]org. Email title should be: TSSF Mag: [Work [ … ]

Jalada-Transition Fear Anthology Submission

Deadline: Jan 9, 2017. Extending its fear anthology, Jalada has partnered with Transition on the project. Jalada-Transition will publish a collaborative issue, available in print and digital editions from June 2017. There’s a lot of materials to cover on fear. Same, you can talk about fear through the lens of weaponized terror, general fear, or fear other others — touching on [ … ]

Submit to The Jeli

The Jeli, a literary publisher for black millennials, loves accepting previously unpublished submissions from new writers. It publishes fiction (short stories, poetry and novels) as well as narrative non-fiction (travel memoirs, biographies and essays). It accepts both early drafts or finished works, but expect  an editorial process at acceptance. The Jeli is a community of readers and writers who are passionate about reading and writing. [ … ]

Closed: EXPOUND Woman Issue Call

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016. Going with its African focused Special Issue tradition, EXPOUND has opened calls for its special EXPOUND woman issue. This issue will exclusively explore and appreciate African female writers and artists. As an African woman, you should apply. This issue will be guest edited by Safia Elhillo and Unoma Azuah. Sudanese Safia Elhillo is a Canem fellow and poetry editor for Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal [ … ]

Saraba Non-fiction Manuscript Prize Winners

On Thursday, July 7, Saraba Magazine announced its Saraba Manuscript Prize (Non-fiction Category) winning proposals. Five awardees were selected. Each awardee will complete their non-fiction writing project by Aug. 2016. They will receive a ₦100,000 advance, against royalties. The completed manuscripts will range in length from 10,000 to 25,000 words. Upon completion of the manuscript, each writer will receive feedback by a established writer like Noo Saro-Wiwa [ … ]