Guidelines for Submission

We aim to publish all year round. We welcome nonfictional, creative rants, letters, travel submissions in prose, poetry, drama; essay, photography, other illustrative arts and all forms of literary articles focused on Africa from African writers anywhere in the world. We also review, and accept book reviews of African literature. We only publish the finest writing that reflects a sense of curiosity, and understanding. For Poemify Magazine submission guidelines, click here.

We We prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative, unsettling, thrilling, new perspective, experimental but are open to anything and like to be surprised. We want your writing to resonate with Africa and Africans.


  • Must have a title.
  • 30 lines/longer poems will be considered if it is unusual in theme and unconventional in style.
  • No specific theme.

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Scribblings/Creative Rants

  • Must have a title.
  • 300- 500 words.
  • Personal experiences with high resolution images will have higher chances

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Short Stories (Fiction/Nonfiction)

  • 300-600 words.
  • You can break your story into series of up to 3 or more.

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Book Reviews

  • Must be books by African authors, especially the new ones who are seemingly unknown are preferable.
  • 300-500 words.

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  • 300 words maximum.
  • Must be catchy and invoke emotions.


  • We hate to break hearts, but whether we accept or reject your piece, we will send a notification to you within two weeks.
  • IF it is a rejection, we may spice it up with a little sarcasm. Hearts don’t break here.
  • IF it is an acceptance, the link will be sent in an email to the author on the day of publication.


 We do not currently pay for pieces we publish on Poemify, as we are a not-for-profit, unfunded organisation but we will give a small gift to the writer with the most engaging content every month. By the “most engaging content”, we mean the piece with the highest number of shares, comments and views. We will review this policy if and when we have the funds to be able to pay writers.

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