Updated monthly, always on the first.
The short version: send submissions (.doc, .rtf, .docx, .odt formats) to write (at) africanwriter.com.
We no longer accept simultaneous submissions please. They make it difficult to properly plan an edition.
Keep an eye on the spam folder. Overzealous spam services sometimes trap our legitimate messages to you.
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.
As a policy, we strive to update this website monthly, so there is no deadline limitation. Most contributions are published within a month of receipt and the writer is notified via email. Anything not published within a two-month period in most cases may mean the contribution does not fit our general vision for the website.
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 the way 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.
– Naza Amaeze Okoli, Editor