Call for Submissions: The Single Story Foundation

The Single Story Foundation is excited to announce that the TSSF Journal is currently accepting submissions (poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction) towards its third edition. The deadline for submission is April 30.

We seek diverse stories, from diverse writers. We hope to get entries from writers from or residing in countries other than Nigeria and South Africa. We accept all kinds of stories, whether genre or literary.

Writers should send us their speculative, thrillers, romance, comedy, Sci-Fi, magical realism, contemporary, historical, history, mystery, adventure, fantasy, etc. stories or poems. We also would like a plethora of stories that deal with different themes, including chronic illnesses, disability, LGBTQI issues, depression, and anxiety, etc.

TSSF Journal Staff members –Tiah Beautement and Tolu Daniel, and guest editors – Megan Ross (fiction) and Safia Elhillo (poetry), will edit the third edition. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, Safia Elhillo, is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). She has won many literary awards including the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019). Megan Ross is a writer, poet and journalist from the Eastern Cape in South Africa. She won the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Milk Fever, is forthcoming in 2018 from uHlanga.

Tiah Beautement is the managing editor of the journal and Tolu Daniel is the nonfiction editor.

Submissions should be sent in a single .doc or .rtf file to journal@singlestory[dot]org, with the email title as: “TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [category].”

Submission guidelines can be read at

Call for Submissions: The Single Story Foundation


The Single Story Foundation is happy to announce a call for submissions for the debut edition of our journal publication.

The TSSF Journal seeks well-crafted, realistic poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction works about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa.

We take short pieces, up to 4,000 words for non-fiction and up to 6,000 words for fiction, and three to five poems. We ask for original, unpublished pieces.  The submission call period will be from June 1 to July 15.

Writers should send their works as a Microsoft Word document attachment to, with the email title as TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [genre].  We do blind readings. As such, identifying information should not be in the document submitted. All submissions should include at most a 100-word biography, in the body of the email.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by Tolu Oloruntoba, Chris Ogunlowo, Ayo Sogunro, Meka Jegede, and Kacy Cunningham. The Managing Editor, Tiah Beautement, and the rest of the editorial team, Tolu Daniel and Genna Gardini, will work with the accepted writers to get their submissions publication ready.

Other submission guidelines can be read at

TORO! Call for Submissions


TORO! is pleased to announce the call for submissions for its maiden edition TORO! is a not-for-profit quarterly christian literary journal dedicated to bringing encouragement, hope and inspiration to the body of Christ through creative writing and personal stories of God’s work on the African continent.

July – September, 2017 (Issue 1)


TORO! is calling for submissions in the categories of Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, and Arts & Photography.

Theme: Praise!

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Submit to:


Find more details about what we publish, word count and payment policy here:

Sabara Magazine: Call for Submissions — “Power” and “Money”

Saraba Magazine welcomes submissions for 2016. 
Saraba will explore the theme of “Power” for its nineteenth issue, and the theme of “Money” for its twentieth issue.

Issue 19: POWER

Power is everywhere, diffused and embodied. What is Power? Where is Power? How does Power work? How is Power used? In this issue, we will present creative propositions on power, seeking to understand how as Nigerians and Africans we bend it, fall to it, corrupt and uncorrupt it.


Issue 20: MONEY

There is constant need to think about money. Poor or rich, neoliberal or democratic socialist, PDP or APC, father or daughter, mother or son, parent or divorcee, urbane or peasant, what or whatnot. In Nigeria the dollar-naira exchange rate was at all-time low in early 2016. Money, basic for sustenance, yet unevenly distributed. We invite writers of all genres to think with us about money. “…best revenge is your paper,” is one famous song of 2016.


Include the issue you wish to be considered for in a cover note, addressed to our managing editor, along with a brief biography. Before submitting, read our general submission guidelines, which includes details on word count, response time, and payment policy.

Only submit via Submittable. 

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2016.