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Taking Submissions: Omenana Magazine February 2023 Window

February 25, 2023

Deadline: February 25th, 2023
Payment: $20 for every story published
Theme: Art, speculative fiction, and non-fiction from artists and writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Submission to Omenana Magazine is open until February 25 2023.

Please send us your speculative fiction!


We want art, fiction, and non-fiction from artists and writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. If you are unsure whether that includes you, please read this definition by the African Speculative Fiction Society about who is African for clarity.

Fiction and art must be speculative (FantasyScience FictionHorror or Magical Realism) and must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent. All stories and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry), and previously unpublished.

We are very much interested in works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent. We would also like to see explorations of the past as well as new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic.

Above all, we are looking for original ideas and excellent writing.

Non-fiction can be essays or reviews but must deal with our interest in African speculative fiction.

We do not accept poetry, drama or film scripts.

We no longer accept simultaneous submissions.


All work must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] as a single attachment in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt.

Include a cover letter in the body of your e-mail providing your contact details (name – not the pseudonym you write under – address, email and phone number), a brief publication history, a bio of no more than 100 words and a profile photo.

Both fiction and non-fiction should please follow this Standard Manuscript Format.

  • Short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words.
  • Creative non-fiction and essays should be no more than 3,000 words.
  • Flash fiction pieces should not exceed 1,000 words each.
  • Reviews should be between 800 and 2,000 words.
  • Graphic fiction and visual art should be sent in as a .jpg file.
  • Please don’t send revised drafts of works that you have previously submitted, unless we specifically ask for them.
  • Do not send us art if it has been published anywhere other than on your portfolio unless we specifically request it.

Omenana will pay $20 for every story published. We pay for commissioned art, depending on our budget.

Only submissions that follow the criteria above will be accepted and we can only communicate with writers whose work we’ve accepted at the moment.

If you want to work with Omenana in any capacity, please send us an email at [email protected].

Via: Omenana Magazine.


February 25, 2023


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