SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

If you’d like your writing featured on TNC, please click HERE to see the process. We read each submission that comes to us within three weeks of receiving it. If you don’t hear back from us within three weeks, assume your article will not be published and feel free to submit another article.

Occasionally, we accept posts that have previously been published on other blogs/magazines, but please inform us if this is the case and the decision to publish solely lies with our editors.

NON-FICTION GUIDELINES:

Word Limit: Opinion pieces and true-life stories should be 500 – 2000 words (preferred length is around 800 – 1200). True-life stories should be clearly indicated as such.

Topics: All (But current affairs, social commentary, sex and relationship matters and pop-culture pieces are preferred)

Language: English only (stories may contain small parts with other languages)

FICTION GUIDELINES:

Wazi, our fiction section is open to submissions from writers from all over the world. Short stories, poems and serialized fiction must be well-written and directly related to or involve characters, settings or themes relevant to Africa. We are looking for honest prose, excellent writing and works that focus on contemporary Africa. We are also open to essays and reviews.

Word Limit: Short stories and poems should be 800 – 5000 words (preferred length is around 2000 words).

Genres: All genres (But lit-fic, social drama and human drama is preferred)

Serialized fiction can be of any length but must consist of at least six 1000-word episodes. Some tips on writing a good series are given HERE

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Style: Material must be well-written. Language is important. We desire work with good “technical style” and “substance”. Humor is welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:

We will publish sex and sexually themed stories/opinion pieces but will not publish pornographic material.

We will not publish stories that have no point, theme or artistic merit.