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Submit to Kabaka Magazine

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 It publishes original, unpublished poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, videos, non-fiction: interviews, reviews,  memoir pieces, and essays.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 such, LGBTQI literature is an important part of African Literature. And by publishing making LGBTQI literature available, it affirms that LGBTQI lives are important and African. Also, that they deserve to live and flourish.

It currently reads submissions for its first issue. It only accepts electronic submissions sent to submit@kabakamagazine.com. Same, Kabaka accepts fiction and nonfiction pieces of all lengths and forms. Also, it accepts up to five short poems or one long poem, and four to 10 visual art pieces.

Do note that visual art could include pictures, graphic pictures, artworks, paintings, digital art, illustrations, and cartoon. So, send your visual artworks as PDF, JPG, or PNG attachments.

Include a short biography in your submission. You can submit your works under a pseudonym. And, it accepts simultaneous submissions, as long as you immediately notify it if your work has been accepted elsewhere. It also accepts translation, as long you have the rights to publish such translation.

If you include works published by Kabaka in a collection down the line, you must acknowledge it’s right of first publication. In addition, if published, please wait for six months before making another submission.

For further information or clarification, direct all inquiries to publisher@kabakamagazine.com.

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