Updated monthly, always on the first.
The short version: send submissions (.doc, .rtf, .docx, .odt formats) to write (at) africanwriter.com.
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AfricanWriter.com is open to all genres of literature from Africa and the African Diaspora. We publish prose fiction, creative non-fiction, folktales, poetry, dramatic pieces, essays/creative features, interviews/profiles, book excerpts/reviews, etc.
Please ensure all entries are single line spaced, and in standard Times New Roman 12pt. font.
We have no length restrictions, but less is encouraged, although a powerfully written piece will be considered whatever the length. Try to keep it under 5000 words if you can. For poetry, submit at least 2 to give the readers a proper sampling of your work (unless it is an extended poem).
Please ensure that the submission is properly edited for errors.
Please include a brief profile, your email address and social media handles, and how you would like your name to appear on our website.
Optionally, attach a photo or content image.
All submissions (.doc, .rtf, .docx, .odt file formats) can be emailed to write (at) africanwriter.com
AfricanWriter.com is currently unable to pay for submissions. Hopefully, as we continue to grow the readership and appreciation of literature from Africa and Africans, that day will come.
There is no true deadline limitation. There is a loose cut-off date as you can see below. Most contributions are published (or not) within a month of receipt and the writer is notified via email.
Entries received between:
May 16th – June 15th = consideration for the July 1 update
June 16th – July 15th = consideration for the August 1 update
July 16th – August 15th = consideration for the September 1 update
August 16th – September 15th = consideration for the October 1 update
September 16th – October 15th = consideration for the November 1 update
October 16th – November 15th = consideration for the December 1 update
November 16th – December 15th = consideration for the January 1 update, etc.
– Naza Amaeze Okoli, Editor