African Voices submission guidelines and market information

African Voices



African Voices Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions should be made via the link at

Phone: (212)865-2982

Fax: (212)316-3335

Submitting Your Work to African Voices

Before submitting to African Voices

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with African Voices by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to African Voices or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the African Voices guidelines:

African Voices is an international, literary magazine devoted to the promotion of fiction, non- fiction, poetry and visual arts created by people of color. Founded in 1992, African Voices is published three times a year (2 print issues and 1 digital issue) and distributed throughout the United States and abroad. We encourage writers and artists to review sample copies before submitting work so they are familiar with our editorial style. African Voices publishes short stories and poetry online on a monthly basis.

We have an open submissions policy that is year round. Please note, African Voices prioritizes and publishes work from writers from the African Diaspora and people of color. We encourage you to submit work that is transgressive, creative and thought provoking. We accept all genres and styles (i.e. speculative fiction, humor, mystery and drama). Short one to three act plays and novel excerpts are accepted as well. 

Submission Guidelines Details for African Voices

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Layding Kaliba, managing editor/poetry editor

Accepts: Fiction, Free Verse, Humor, Plays

Web Address:

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Updated August 14, 2020