Please, do ensure you read through to enable our work with you become easier.
All submissions are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vocal Africa, still in its nascent stage, is interested in African stories and experiences told from the African perspective. In such age as this we believe in the importance of reclaiming our history, in holding the power whip when narrating stories about the African continent. Vocal Africa was solely birthed for this purpose; to serve as home to the diverse stories from diverse purveyors.
We want to publish stunning, original stories from writers of African descent, home and abroad. From stories crafted on bus rides to work, school or home, to those written in obscurity, carefully tucked away in squalid alcoves (of insecurity), away from prying light, we publish almost everything. Fiction, nonfiction, essays, interviews, experiences, commentaries, random opinions on events or things, critical, witty book reviews, anything as long as it proves interesting, thoughtful, and well within our editorial guidelines. There is a vast reader base waiting to consume your works, discover your rare talent.
Our submission window is open year-round. We promise to read through all works submitted to us.
All submissions MUST be in English and previously unpublished. Works originally not in English should be submitted alongside its translation in the English language.
We accept simultaneous submissions also, but please do notify us immediately by mail should your work be accepted elsewhere for publication.
Do go through your works carefully before you submit them. Edit thoroughly to purge your writings of irrelevant or wrong punctuations and bad grammar.
Each submission should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft word doc. or docx. format with, most preferably, the Times New Roman font.
For poetry, you can include up to three poems in one document. Each poem should be 50 lines or less.
Short stories should be 3000 words or less.
Do not include writer name, biography, contact details in the document containing your work(s).
Title of submission must adhere this format: author name- category- title of work e.g. Adams Efosa- Poetry- Bonfire.
Short third person biography should be included in body of the mail.
Rest assured, we read every single submission and respond accordingly at an appropriate time after our editors have read through and reached a standing conclusion.
Send in your best works. We cannot wait to read them and as well share your imaginations with the rest of the world.
For questions and further clarifications, please email email@example.com. We will try our best to respond in time. We look forward to receiving your works!