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Category: reviews

Submit to Kabaka Magazine

Deadline: Dec.12. Kabaka Magazine is a quarterly queer literary magazine. It publishes original, unpublished poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, videos, non-fiction: interviews, reviews,  memoir pieces, and essays. It wants works that interrogate what it means to be queer and African. Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture. As [ … ]

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. [ … ]

Wasafiri

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 Fiction: submissions should be no longer than 6000 words in length and previously unpublished.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 [ … ]

Q-zine

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, [ … ]

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. [ … ]

SABLE

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, [ … ]

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, [ … ]

Matatu

Matatu is a journal on African literatures and societies dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue between literary and cultural studies, historiography, the social sciences and cultural anthropology. It creates temporary communicative communities and provides a transient site for the exchange of news, storytelling, and political debate. Submit: Poetry, fiction, play scripts, reviews.

Kalahari Review

Kalahari Review is an African-eccentric magazine interested in material exploring Africa and Africans in unique and avant-garde ways. Telling new stories from everyday African life as told by the people that are living it. It seeks stories that have not often been told but should be – through voices that have not yet been heard – but should. The Kalahari [ … ]