Give your works some popularity! Submit at African Writers Magazine

African Writer is open to all genres of literature from Africa and the African Diaspora. The team publishes prose fiction, creative non-fiction, folktales, poetry, dramatic pieces, essays/creative features, interviews/profiles, book excerpts/reviews, etc.

Ensure all entries are single line spaced, and in standard Times New Roman 12pt. font. Also, ensure that the submission is properly edited for errors.

Include a brief profile, your email address and social media handles, and how you would like your name to appear. You can also attach a photo or content image.

It has 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).

All submissions (.doc, .rtf, .docx, .odt file formats) can be emailed to write(at) is currently unable to pay for submissions. There is no true deadline limitation. There is a loose cut-off date. Most contributions are published (or not) within a month of receipt and the writer is notified via email.

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