Category: Publication

Granta is now accepting Unsolicited Submissions

Deadline: January 4. Granta publishes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Currently, it is accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions until Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. However, it accepts photography and art submissions all year-round. The publication imposes no strict word limits. Ideally, submit submissions that are between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Do note that the editors will not read any submission that is [ … ]

Submit to Prufrock

Deadline: none. A South African literary magazine, Prufrock accepts submission year round. Four University of Cape Town graduates founded the magazine in May 2013. The magazine features long-form non-fiction, fiction, poetry, photography, and illustration. It accepts unsolicited submissions and has no restrictions on content or style. While priority is given to African writers, it publishes writers from all over the world. It will read and publish [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 Email previously unpublished works to dwartsonline@gmail.com.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 [ … ]

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: 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 [ … ]

The Wide Margin

The Wide Margin is a new digital collection of essays, articles and illustrations which focus on discussion and critical thought about social, economic, political and cultural issues through a feminist lens. The Wide Margin intends to advance contemporary critical thought in Kenya, East Africa and Africa in an accessible way that is open, inclusive, imaginative and daring. The Wide Margin accepts pitches for [ … ]

Flash Fiction Ghana

Flash Fiction Ghana is a blog dedicated to lovers and admirers of flash fiction genre. It caters mainly to Ghanaian flash fiction writers. To submit a story, send it to flashfictiongh@gmail.com. Acceptable length is between 500 and 1,000 words. Submitted stories should be attached to the e-mail, in pdf or MS word format.  Submitted stories must not: contain intense explicit language and imagery bordering on extraneous profanity and [ … ]

Jacaranda Books

Jacaranda Books publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, including illustrated books, which cross linguistic, racial, gender and cultural boundaries – books in many ways as cosmopolitan as our city. Interest in works related to Africa, the Caribbean, and the experiences of those peoples in the Diaspora,  Jacaranda Books seeks provocative, inspirational writing that shines a light on issues affecting ethnic minorities, women, and [ … ]

National Art Competition

The National Art Competition is an annual arts competition organised by African Artists’ Foundation, with each edition driven by pertinent themes in line with current social issues. Now in its seventh year, the National Art Competition has showcased emerging talent in such diverse mediums as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installation, and video art. With a focus on the processes [ … ]

Lunaris Review

Lunaris Review published literary fiction (flash fiction, short story and creative nonfiction). Lunaris Review accepts submission of flash fiction up to 1,000 words; short story, creative non-fiction up to 4,000 words and essay not longer than 7,500 words. Does not accept sci-fi and erotic compositions. Submission should be sent as attachment in .doc or .pdf format using double line spacing. [ … ]

Jalada Africa

Jalada Africa is pan-African writers’ collective. Does not pay. Aims to publish literature by African authors regularly by making it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible. Comments, enquiries, and letters to the editors should be sent to: letters@jalada.org. Fiction: Each writer may submit up to a maximum of [ … ]


Round-the-fire stories about South African science and scientists. SciBraai is a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. And if you want to share your story, get in touch with SciBraai. If you like what you see here, please also share SciBraai.co.za with everyone you know! Submit: non-fiction

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 [ … ]

Akwantuo Writing

Akwantuo is a platform for writing and writers focusing on Africa. Based in Accra, Akwantuo seeks to promote the Ghanaian and African literary community. Publishes writing and organizes workshops. Accepts submissions from writers who have any connection to Ghana or elsewhere in Africa: either through heritage and/or subject matter. Publishes fiction, non-fiction (memoirs, travel writing, non-academic essays, etc), poetry and [ … ]


A Britain’s premier magazine for international contemporary writing. Published quarterly, Wasafiri provides serious literary and critical coverage of writers who often struggled, because of their cultural or ethnic backgrounds, to get adequate notice in the mainstream press. Fiction: submissions should be no longer than 6000 words in length and previously unpublished. Work should be submitted as a Word document or equivalent (no [ … ]