Category: Publication

Commonwealth Writers

Commonwealth Writers inspires, develops and connects writers in a range of disciplines. Activities take place in Commonwealth countries, but  community is global. The competition brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 [ … ]


Stanzas is a quarterly of new poetry by established and aspirant poets. It offers a dynamic range of voices and styles within a vast landscape of expressions. Stanzas is a quarterly which self-funds through subscription. It accepts new, previously unpublished poems in English and Afrikaans. Each subscription covers four issues of Stanzas. Anyone may subscribe, but only those who subscribe may submit poems for publication. [ … ]


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 [ … ]

uHlanga Magazine

uHlanga Magazine is a new annual magazine of poetry and photography from and inspired by the province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. uHlanga was founded in 2014 as an annual magazine of poetry from and about KwaZulu-Natal, but has since re-focused their attentions on helping launch the careers of young poets. uHlanga does not accept unsolicited poems or manuscripts for publication. Prospective uHlanga New Poets [ … ]


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: [ … ]

Transition Magazine

Born in Africa and bred in the diaspora, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race. It bills itself as “an anchor of deep reflection on black life and a map charting new routes through the globalized world.” Transition is published three times annually by Indiana University Press. Transition does accept simultaneous submissions.  Please notify to [ … ]

The Single Story Foundation

TSSF seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans and African issues written by writers of African descents or those associated with Africa. Send your poetry, fiction, review and photograph to publication@singlestory.org. Be sure to include contact information such as your name, address, phone and email on the page of each submission. If you do not receive a response within six months, [ … ]

The Caine Prize

The Caine Prize is awarded to a work (a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. (Please refer to the rules for further details about criteria for entry). The Prize is named in celebration of the late Sir Michael Caine, former Chairman of Booker plc, who was Chairman of the ‘Africa 95’ arts festival in [ … ]

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. [ … ]


Safundi, The Journal of South African and American Studies, is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal that analyses the United States and South Africa from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other. Although new comparative and transnational research forms the core of the journal, Safundi also publishes articles specifically addressing one [ … ]

The African Street Writer

Promotes, enthuses and celebrates contemporary African writings. The African Street Writer (TASW) publishes literary works of writers from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and others countries and off-course, from African writers abroad. Dedicated to bringing to light, the creative works in African literature, send information on any literary happenings around you to theafricanstreetwriter@yahoo.com. Submit: poetry, fiction and non-fiction

Sweet Magazine

Sweet Magazine, now known as Substance Books, is an online platform for the expression of almost unheard of desires. Submit original, unpublished work only. No dual submissions. Do not submit work to us and other publishers/publications simultaneously. Electronic (text): send submissions in word documents. Do not use fancy formatting, script fonts, page borders, colors etc. Send no more than 6,000 words. [ … ]


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.


Saraba is a quarterly literary magazine that aims to create unending voices by publishing the finest emerging writers, with a bias for Nigeria, and Africa. Publishes wonderful poetry in the form of chapbooks. Magazine: send unpublished fiction, poetry and non-fiction work. Do not send in any material that has been published elsewhere in print or on the web. Send no more than one work at a [ … ]


A black and white cultural publication for writers of color to showcase their work in any genre. It provides readers with an opportunity to read new work by internationally renowned and new writers within a format and design that is aesthetically as important as the written word. Accepts fiction, poetry, in translation, memoir (history/herstory), travel narratives (backpackers), essays, classic review, [ … ]

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. Publications: so far, only one of the members of the Club has her work [ … ]

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, [ … ]


Launched in 1998, Mosaic is a print tri-annual (February, June, & October) that explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, and features interviews, essays, and book reviews. It welcomes advance review copies and galleys for review. Mosaic accepts essays, interviews, and literary-focused articles. Before submitting the full work, send a brief summary to info@mosaicmagazine.org. If you are interested in reviewing [ … ]