Deadline: March 11, 2020
Max. word length: 4,000 words as a rough guideline. We do make exceptions.
If you're submitting artwork: 12 pieces maximum.
By 2050, one in every four humans will be African. Africa’s identity has too often been dictated by people who wanted to exploit and manipulate the continent and its people for their own gain. But, all over the world Africans and people of African descent are claiming and creating a future permeated with African notions of identity, home, culture, and community. The Future is African issue will feature stories that portend and celebrate the African future.
We accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction. Given the focus of this issue, we are especially open to travel memoir and travel-related fiction in this instance. We do not accept poetry.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please submit only one piece per theme. Additional submissions will unfortunately not be considered.
Please also note that if we have published your work in the magazine, we won't consider publishing your work again until a year has passed.