Writers Apply! Four Places You Can Submit Your Fiction

Article by Lena Anyuolo
Posted: November 29, 2018  

Afro Young Adult – Goethe Institut (Submission Sept 1st – Nov 30th)

The Goethe-Institut invites aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults (13 – 19 years) to submit short stories of 3000-5000 words in length in Kiswahili, English or French.

A panel of curators will then select the best texts and invite the writers to participate in workshops across the continent that will take place in February 2019.

The top stories from these workshop will be published in an anthology that will be available in Kiswahili, English and French and launched at Ake Festival 2019. Submit here. 

2019 Writivism Prize (Submission Nov 1st – Dec 31st)

Submission to the Koffi Addo Non Fiction Prize and the Writivism Short Story Prize are open until December 31st 2018. The prize is open to all emerging writers living in an African country, who have not yet published a single-authored book of creative writing. The winner of each prize gets $500 and a fully funded month long writing residency at Stellenbosch University. Submit here.


A literary magazine that accepts fresh and original pieces of fiction from writers in Africa and abroad, all year round. Click here to submit, and while you’re at it, check out dope pieces of writing from authors at home and away.

the Magunga

Undeniably one of the best literary magazines locally, the Magunga accepts submissions all year round. Click here to submit and don’t forget to read the awesome content written and curated on the site or buy a book from the online bookstore.




About the author

Lena Anyuolo

Lena is a former KenyaBuzz employee.


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