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Call for Submissions: The African Street Writer (Africa-wide)

The African Street Writer is calling for submissions from writers across Africa. Entries are welcomed in three categories: Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry.

All entries should not be more than 1000 words and should be sent in the body of the e-mail (No attachment(s) please) to theafricanstreetwriter@yahoo.com. Please note that we are only interested in materials written out of inspiration, experience and/or creativity.

Originality is our key principle. We do not accept entries not written by the writer.


  • FICTION: To submit, send a story of not more than 1000 words.The subject of the e-mail should be: Submission/Fiction/Title. For example: Submission/Fiction/Last chance
  • NON-FICTION: To submit, send an article of not more than 1000 words. The subject of the mail should be: Submission/Non-Fiction/Title. For example: Submission/Non-Fiction/Welcome To The African Street Writer. Note: Non-Fiction works may also include self- help articles that could teach people how to do something you know, usually a skill, such as: how to cook rice, how to decorate your sitting room for Christmas, how to bake cake, etc.
  • POETRY: To submit, send a poem of not more than 1000 words. The subject of the email should be: Submissions/Poetry/Title. For example: Submissions/Poetry/Darkness.
Please note: In all your submissions, you must include at the top of the page:
  • Your Full name
  • Country
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Blog Address
  • A brief description of yourself

We will contact you before we publish your work. However, your work must be eye-catching and alluring enough to inspire and teach others, before we would accept to publish it here. We will start publishing the best pieces from 1st of September, Two Thousand and Twelve.

Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricanstreetwriter to follow when your work will be published or to read others.

You mustn’t be a writer before you could follow and read stories here. We write, so that everyone could read, have fun and most importantly; learn something new.


If you have a beautiful piece, don’t you think someone should see it, read it and appreciate it? For this reason alone, you should share with friends on Facebook or to visitors in your website or blog. If you don’t have enough friends on Facebook or enough people visiting your blog, or you don’t have a blog at all, then why not share in another platform where people you have not met around the world could read you?

Our Vision is to help every writer in Africa extend their readership to the world You don’t pay us to do that, rather our mission is to pay you someday. Common! If writing is your gift, why hoard it or why share it to only few people? Get outside your box and let the world appreciate what you love doing, let people laugh, let them cry, let them learn from your experiences and let them be inspired. And while doing this, you might be creating an unimaginable opportunity for yourself.

All selected works would include your name and a little description about you plus a link to your site or blog so that people who like your work can check up on you. Once your work is published here, you automatically become an African Street Writer.

Finally, something New & Interesting is coming up in January 2013. Be an African Street Writer now.


For queries/ submissions: theafricanstreetwriter@yahoo.com

Website: http://theafricanstreetwriter.wordpress.com/

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