August 13, 2022


Afrocritik accepts previously unpublished, African-centred fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book, film, art and music reviews, as well as features, interviews, and cultural essays.

Submissions must be insightful, balanced, unbiased, critical, and controversial, even. We naturally do not publish hate pieces. We love daring pieces that challenge the norm at the same time.

Entries should be sent to the editors at:

In the “subject” area of your mail, use “Afrocritik Submissions.” Send us a one-line bio in the body of the mail alongside your work. We try to respond to every mail within two weeks of submission. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, feel free to send us a query.

We expect that submissions come in only .doc or .docx files and should be saved with the title of the piece. We love to read in font size 12, double-line spacing, Times New Roman. We only expect one submission at a time. Multiple entries will be turned down automatically.

Submissions within the prose genre should be between 1,000 to 2,500 words. Anything above or below might be turned down. Poetry entries should not exceed three poems at a time.

All accepted pieces are edited by the in-house editors, so be ready to work through the revisions with the editors.

Afrocritik accepts entries all year round.

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