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Saraba Magazine Calls for Submissions

araba Magazine Call for Submissions

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017.

Saraba Magazine calls for submissions for its 2018 Saraba issues. The themes are Open (#22), Fake Truths (#23), and Viral (#24).  It will pay published writers ₦10,000 (approximately $30).


It asks prospective contributors to interpret the themes in singular, yet compelling ways. Submit unpublished works that address any of the three themes. And, in your cover letter, indicate which issue you are submitting to.

To submit, upload your works through its Submittable

Submission Guidelines:

Saraba Magazine accepts short fiction, narrative essays, literary journalism, poetry, illustrations, and photographs. Do not submit any material already previously published somewhere else, either print or web.

The maximum count for fiction is 4,500 and the maximum count for nonfiction is 2,500. Up to three (3) poems can be submitted at once. Send no more than one work at a time, and wait for a response before you send another.

To submit your digital art, send in your work in low-resolution .jpg files, no more than 4 MB. The magazine will ask for a high-res if interested.

And with your submission, include a bio no more than 50 words, written in third person.

It reads submissions blind. When submitting, include which issues you’re submitting for in your cover note, addressed to Emmanuel Iduma, Saraba’s managing editor, along with a brief biography.

You should expect to hear within 3-4 months. Direct all further inquiries to editor@sarabamag.com.

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