Since 2009, Saraba
has published the work of several emerging writers from Nigeria and the rest of
the Afr ican continent. The quality of the writing we have showcased has
improved greatly, cheer-led by the enthusiasm of editors and the incredible
talent of our contributors. Now, we aim to keep up with this important work
throughout 2016 and beyond. Saraba Weekly is our attempt to expand the
scope of our publishing initiative; dedicated to the same quality
writing from emerging writers Saraba is known for, weekly filling the
gaps between the publication of our magazines and poetry chapbooks. We hope to
provide timely, thoughtful, and engaging prose online, and to work with
emerging writers interested in cultural criticism.
The writing should be cliché-free, striking a
balance between personal worldview and consensual ideas, with sufficient wit,
candour, and inventiveness. Only occasionally will we publish flash fiction, or
reviews of books, films, music albums, and performances. Please do not send
such material if we do not solicit for it.
In general, we publish original, previously
unpublished work of 750-1000 words, but occasionally accept longer pieces.
Work accepted for Saraba Weekly is subject to the same condition as
other content in Saraba: first publishing Africa rights, and credit to
us if it appears elsewhere.
Only submissions sent through this submissions manager will
be considered. Include a short bio, in third person, below your
submission. If you do not hear from us
in 3 weeks, we are likely uninterested in publishing your work. Send no
more than 1 submission at a time, but feel free to submit more than once.