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Closed: Omenana Open for Submission

Omenana's Call 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.

Your submission should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religious belief. You can submit unpublished and original stories or art, written in English, although translations are welcomed. Essays and reviews on African speculative fiction are also welcomed. Omenana does not accept poetry, drama or film scripts.

Omenana Submission Guideline:

Submit your work by e-mail to sevenhills.media@yahoo.com as a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt attachment. Include a cover letter in the body of your e-mail, providing your contact details (name – not the pseudonym you write under, address, email and phone number), a brief publication history, a bio of no more than 100 words and a profile photo. All text submissions must be 12-pt font, doubled-spaced.

Short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words. You can send in two flash fiction pieces but they should not exceed 1,000 words each. Creative non-fiction and essays should be no longer than 3,000 words. Reviews should be between 800 and 1,500 words. Graphic fiction and visual art should be sent in as a .jpg file.

Please don’t send revised drafts of works that you have previously submitted or that are already published (both online and offline), unless we specifically ask for them. Accepted work will be paid at a rate of N1 NGN per word.

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