Afridiaspora is an African webzine fetching African stories from every part of the world. We are looking for eager African writers willing to tell their own stories as it should be told, in new voices, old voices, uncategorised voices, voices yearning to be heard, voices so subtle, the world could feel it in their bones.
Please note, because this is a web-based publication, there are no word count, however, stories longer than five thousand words could be serialised. Afridiaspora is opened for submission year round.
We do not publish previously published work except works only published in print and with written permission of previous publisher. Please, kindly attach written permission from your previous publisher when submitting works already in print.
We also do not accept simultaneous submissions. If you have submitted your work elsewhere before submitting to us, we will not consider it. When you submit your work to us, please give us fourteen days to get back to you.
Please note that if you submit your work to us, our editors might suggest further editing of your work, they will work hand in hand with you on this. Please, be rest assured that nothing will be changed from your work without your consent.
All submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Unfortunately, Afridiaspora is a non-profit organisation and therefore we cannot afford to pay our writers now. We however believe that a work of art is highly invaluable. Nevertheless, we are working towards a future where we can handsomely reward our contributors.
Formatting: Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, conversations, feature articles, interviews, exposés and reviews should be attached to your email as a word document. Your work should be single spaced format and properly justified. If you are submitting along with your work pictures that do not belong to you, please credit the photographer. When submitting your work, let the subject of your email be ‘submission’. Please include your name, work title, word count, email address, twitter handle (if any) and a bio of not more than fifty words in the body of your work (preferably on top).
Your bio should be written in a third person voice.
Please kindly check and then cross-check your submissions for errors and typos. It is not advised to send in your first draft.
Our Review Policy
Thank you for checking out our review policy. For want of time, we will get right to it. We only review books written by African Writers either based at home or living in the diaspora. Our preferences include collection of essays, poetry and fiction. We do not discriminate genres and are open to all forms of expression within the categories stated above.
Please note that accepting a book for submission does not guarantee that the review of the book will get published and we do not respond to individual review request by writers. We do not review self-published books either.
We are no longer interested in participating in blog tours but will very much like to support such endeavours in any way we can.