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Magazine Submission

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS. IN THE MEANTIME, VIEW OUR PREVIOUS ISSUES HERE.

Read our first issue — Threshold — to ensure your work is a good fit. All work is published online biannually (September & February). We proudly award Virtual Residence, Annual Editor’s Choice, and the African Prize for Undergraduates (Funso O. Richard Prize) to writers as our way of reward and compensation.

1. Issue/Magazine submissions close for February Issue: from January 15th to February 15th; and for September Issue: from August 15th to September 15th.

2. We do not accept previously published material. All submissions must be free of plagiarism.

3. While we accept all submissions, we are especially on the lookout for African undergraduates. We encourage you to submit!

4. We accept simultaneous submissions. Just let us know immediately your work is accepted elsewhere.

5. No cover letter. Your biographical statement is enough and shouldn’t be more than 100 words.

6. We respond generally within 30 days (or sooner) from submission. Contact us if longer than that.

7. We ask for first serial rights and the right to keep a copy of the publication in our archives. All other rights revert to the author after publication.

8. We accept ONLY files in .doc or .docx format for written works, JPEG format for photography and other art pieces.

Fiction & Flash Fiction

We’re looking for fresh stories captured from fresh perspectives, irrespective of theme, setting, and form, as long as these stories are:

– NOT more than 3500 words (for Fiction) and 1500 words (for flash fiction)

– Free from spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors

– Written in English (with a glossary of non-English words provided when necessary).

– Typed in Times New Roman (12pt) and double-spaced.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES

Essay & Photography

Send us your personal, short and long essays on matters you feel passionate about. Feel free to adopt a formal or informal tone.

We welcome photographs, paintings, illustrations, and cartoon portfolios in JPEG format ONLY.

We’re particularly looking for writings and art pieces that explore contemporary issues that are shaping the reality around us.

– Essay should be between 800-1500 words.

– MUST be plagiarism free and references must be made appropriately when necessary.

– Be typed in Times New Roman (12pt) and double-spaced.

– Photos and art MUST be the original work of the artist.

— All visual artwork must be accompanied by a note of not more than 200 words. Your note can be the description of your artwork, inspiration behind it, or a brief story if you please.

– Minimum of three (3) and maximum ten (10) in one submission and submitted as a single file.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES

Poetry & Prose Poetry

Send us everything that makes you sleep, keeps you awake, breaks your heart and repairs it. Everything that rusts and unrusts you. Send us your flaws and strengths, awesome and bizarre, brilliant and outrageous. However, please note your entry must:

– Not be more than two poems attached in a single file.

– Be written in English and free of plagiarism.

– Be typed in Times New Romans (12pt) and single-spaced.

– Not be more than three (3) pages long or 40 lines for each poem — a total of 80 lines.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES

 
 
 
 
 

Chapbook Submission

Theme: African Politics

Politics rules our lives. We cannot elude it. It can be a well of happiness, joy, disdain, sadness, misfortune, and even ambiguities. Over the course of African history, politics has been the major bone of contention. In modern times, politics has ruled the day. Sometimes it is hope. Sometimes it portends chaos, a deep rot burrowing into our existence. For this reason, we have decided to select African Politics as the theme for the 2nd issue of our annual chapbook. Let us know how politics mixes with your gender, philosophy, history, modernity, etc. Tell us about the trends, the past, and the transitions. Tell us what African Politics puts you through. Tell us of politics below and beyond the national, state or local levels. Trace a map of how you feel about the politics in your home country, in your family, in your identity, in everything you care about. And let me tell you this: We will be here to listen. Remember, your voice matters. 

Funmilayo Obasa

Curator

Ilorin, Nigeria

Guidelines

Read our previous chapbook issues to ensure your work is a good fit. All work is published annually (January).

1. Chapbook submissions open on October 14th and close on November 14th.

2. The submissions for our chapbook section is thematic. The theme for this issue is African Politics. Ensure your work(s) align with our theme(s) before submission.

3. We do not accept previously published material. All submissions must be free of plagiarism.

4. We accept simultaneous submissions. Just let us know immediately your work is accepted elsewhere.

5. No cover letter. Your biographical statement is enough and shouldn’t be more than 50 words.

6. We respond generally within one month from submission. Contact us if longer than that.

7. We ask for first serial rights and the right to keep a copy of the publication in our archives. All other rights revert back to the author after publication.

8. We accept ONLY files in .doc or .docx format for written works, .jpeg, .jpg, .png or .tiff format for visual art. If formatting is an important part of your work then attach a .pdf file alongside the .doc or .docx file.

9. Make all submissions to chapbook@artmosterrific.com. Subject of the mail should be African Politics (Category) submission, (e.g. African Politics Poetry Submission.

Flash Fiction & Micro Fiction

We’re looking for fresh stories captured from fresh perspectives, in accordance with the theme of the chapbook, setting, and form, as long as these stories are:

– NOT more than 1500 words (Flash Fiction) and 500 words (for micro fiction)

– Free from spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors.

– Written in English (with a glossary of non-English words provided when necessary).

– Typed in Times New Roman (12pt) and double-spaced.

Submit to chapbook@artmosterrific.com. Please the subject of the mail should be African Politics Flash/Micro Fiction submission.

Essays & Visual Art

For essays, send us your short and long arguments on matters you feel passionate about. They must be in accordance with our theme. Feel free to adopt a formal or informal tone.

– Essay should be between 800-1500 words.

– MUST be plagiarism free and references must be made appropriately when necessary.

– Be typed in Times New Roman (12pt) and double-spaced.

For visual art pieces, we welcome photographs, paintings, illustrations, and cartoon portfolios in .jpeg, .jpg, .png or .tiff format ONLY. Accompany your artwork with a short description of not more than 500 words.

– Visual arts MUST be the original work of the artist.

– They must be a maximum three (3) in one submission and submitted as JPEG files.

We’re particularly looking for writings and visual art pieces that explore our theme in contemporary ways. We want essays that enthrall our readers and visual art pieces with striking compositions and meanings.

Submit to chapbook@artmosterrific.com. Please the subject of the mail should be African Politics Essay/Visual Art submission.

Poetry & Prose Poetry

Send us everything that makes you sleep, keeps you awake, breaks your heart and repairs it. Everything that rusts and unrusts you. Send us your flaws and strengths, awesome and bizarre, brilliant and outrageous. However, please note your entry must:

– Not be more than two poems attached in a single file.

– Be written in English and free of plagiarism.

– Be typed in Times New Romans (12pt) and single-spaced.

– Not be more than three (3) pages long or 40 lines for each poem — a total of 80 lines.

– And of course, they must align with our theme.

Submit to chapbook@artmosterrific.com. Please the subject of the mail should be African Politics Poetry/Prose Poetry submission.

 

Residence Submission

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR RESIDENCE HERE BEFORE APPLYING.

Eligibility

The residence is ONLY open to African Students of any African University.

We define an African undergraduate as anyone who studies in any of the African universities. Alongside studying in Africa, at least one of the parents of our ideal candidates should be African through birth or naturalization. Regardless of the course or field of study, as long as they are interested in art and literature, they are eligible. Our ideal candidates must be undergraduate students not postgraduate.

Requirements

Artists-in-residence are required to submit by email at least three poems or 2000 words of prose or 3 photographs/arts (with captions) every week till they complete their manuscripts.

Artists-in-residence are required to participate in interactive sessions with invited guests.

Artists-in-residence are required to train ARTmosterrific community on a skill or aspect of art and literature they like.

AGAIN, PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR RESIDENCE HERE BEFORE APPLYING.

Application Guidelines

  1. Applicants are to submit a single document that contains:
    1. Three poems or 700 words of prose or three photos/visual arts (with captions) depending on the category you are applying for.
    2. A 500-word proposal describing the project. This should include a synopsis of a novella or of at least three short stories, a poetry synopsis, and a concept note for prose, poetry, and art, respectively. Your vision should shine through your proposal.
    3. And a 50 – 100-word bio.
  2. You can only apply for one category: Poetry, Prose, or Visual Art.
  3. The application should be sent to residence@artmosterrific.com.
  4. The email’s subject line should read “Artmosterrific Residence Application – Category (Prose, Poetry or Photo Art)”.
  5. The document should be titled as the “Applicant’s name -Category" For example, "Mayor Ayobami - Poetry”.
  6. The body of the application email should contain the name of the applicant, nationality, name of the higher institution, and contact information (phone number and email address).
  7. In addition, we are looking for proposals covering diverse themes but we will not consider proposals that depict the following:

    1. Graphic depictions of rape or sexual assault.
    2. Violence against women and children.
    3. Brutalization or
    abuse of people with disabilities.
    4. Graphic abuse of animals.
    5. Elements of homophobia, fatphobia, colorism, racism, ageism, etc.

  8. The deadline for application is August 20.