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In general, we publish original, previously unpublished work of 750-1000 words, but occasionally accept longer pieces.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. 

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