The Jeli, a literary publisher for black millennials, loves accepting previously unpublished submissions from new writers. It publishes fiction (short stories, poetry and novels) as well as narrative non-fiction (travel memoirs, biographies and essays). It accepts both early drafts or finished works, but expect an editorial process at acceptance.
The Jeli is a community of readers and writers who are passionate about reading and writing. Each week, it publishes a short story, or a collection of poems, by an author in Africa or in the diaspora. Readers are then able to explore a new perspective on life, love and the world.
The Jeli Submission Guideline
Short stories should, in general, be at least 8,000 words in length. Poetry collections should be at least eight poems in length or, in the case of lyric poems and similar works, at least 20 pages in length. If you are submitting a novel, first send the first three chapters and outline.
When preparing your manuscript for submission, please your name, DOB, email, word count and title in the header of your document. Be ready to submit an online url, such as Google Doc or Dropbox where your full MS Word document can be downloaded.