Keep reading. Keep writing. Keep submitting.


Rejection is essential to the writer's life because it pushes you to be your best and gives you some perspective on the quality of your work. You're writing in a wonderful era for African literature, there are many places where your work will be considered. Both the African Literary Directory and Commonwealth Writer's have a constantly updated list of current opportunities. In addition, we've put together a list of publications that accept submissions of #AfricanLit short stories.

Ask any successful author and they'll tell you, what a writer needs more than anything else is sheer bloody-mindedness.

Good luck. 

African Writer  |  Afri*Diaspora  |  Bakwa  |  Botsotso  | Brittle Paper  |  The Chimurenga Chronic | Kwani?

The East African  |  Expound  |  Flash Fiction From Ghana  |  Itch  |  JALADA  |  LitNet | African Writing | Type/Cast

Kalahari Review  |  The Magunga  |  Munyori Literary Journal  |  Naija Stories  |  New Contrast  |  Omenana

Praxis  |  Prufrock  |  Sub-Sahara Magazine  |  Transition Magazine | Short Sharp Stories | Banipal | Wasafiri

The Single Story Foundation | FunDza | The Johannesburg Review of Books | Meskot | Mosaic | Munyori | Sable

Also pay attention to our Facebook and Twitter as we regularly share African literary news and opportunities for African writers and poets.