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If you’d like your writing featured on TNC, fill out the form below and we’ll review it. We read each submission that comes to us within two weeks of receiving it, but don’t provide feedback or editing of articles we choose not to publish. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, assume your article will not be published and feel free to submit another article.

If you’d rather submit via email, please send an email to submissions@thenakedconvos.com. Include your submission in Microsoft Word/PDF version as an attachment along with your full name, short bio, website address/social media accounts etc.

A few things to keep in mind:

FICTION GUIDELINES:

Submissions

Wazi, a monthly African youth fiction magazine, is open to submissions from writers from all over the world. Short stories, poems and serialized fiction must be well-written and directly related to or involve characters, settings or themes relevant to Africa. We are looking for honest prose, excellent writing and works that focus on contemporary Africa.

We are also open to essays and reviews.

Word Limit: Short stories and poems should be 800 – 5000 words (preferred length is around 2000 words).

Genres: All genres (But lit-fic, social drama and human drama is preferred)

Serialized fiction can be of any length but must consist of at least six 1000-word episodes. Some tips on writing a good series are given HERE

Full Details for contributing to Wazi are HERE

 

NON-FICTION GUIDELINES:

Word Limit: Opinion pieces and true-life stories should be 500 – 2000 words (preferred length is around 800 – 1200). True-life stories should be clearly indicated as such.

Topics: All (But current affairs, social commentary, sex and relationship matters and pop-culture pieces are preferred)

Language: English only (stories may contain small parts with other languages)

Reposts: We accept posts that have previously been published on other blogs/magazines, but please inform us if this is the case.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Style: Material must be well-written. Language is important. We desire work with good “technical style” and “substance”. Humor is welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:

We will publish sex and sexually themed stories/opinion pieces but will not publish pornographic material.

We will not publish stories that have no point, theme or artistic merit.

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