Publish with us

Submissions Are Open

We publish Afrikan stories written by Afrikan writers in paperback and ebook formats. We are looking for quality writing that is imaginative, authentic, bold and distinctly Afrikan.

We aim to publish new Afrikan voices. Afrikan voices that challenge literary forms and challenge expectations of content. We're looking for Afrikan voices that have something important to say.

We publish poetry through our online poetry journal www.poetrypotion.com only. We do not publish unsolicited individual poetry collections. So please do not submit your poetry here.

We are interested in novels and short story collections in the following genres:

  • - Speculative Fiction - Horror, Supernatural, Fantasy, Scifi, paranormal, folktales.
  • - Historical
  • - Young Adult/Teen Fiction
  • - New African fables and folklores - Africa-centred Children's Stories

We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts in the following genres:

  • - Poetry
  • - Auto-Biographies
  • - Religious/Spiritual
  • - Self-help

How to Submit

Send your manuscript in Microsoft Word (12pt, Times New Roman or Courier New or Arial, double spaced, pages must be number in # of #pages format in the footer), with a Synopsis, the first three (3) Chapters (or short stories), brief main Character Bios (no bios for short story collections) and an Author Bio.

You can download and use this Submission Template to prepare your submission.

All submissions must be sent using the form below. If you send it to an email address, there's no guarantee that your submission will be seen.

For questions and queries please [email protected] or use the form on here -> contact us



Name *
First *
Last *
Email *
Phone *
country code + ten digit number e.g. +27 012 345 6789
Submission Type *
Synopsis *
Insert your synopsis here. Wondering how to write your synopsis? Read our blog about it here.
Author Bio *
Tell us about yourself. What makes you the best person to tell this story.
File Upload
File must be saved as Microsoft Doc or Docx. Upload only the first 3 Chapters or Short Stories and an outline. DO NOT submit your full manuscript. Read our blog post about formatting your manuscript here
Total Word Count *
What is the total word count of your manuscript?
Submission Checklist *
 Synopsis 
 3 Chapters/Short Stories (file upload) 
 Author Bio 
Make sure you have submitted all of these.