Call for Submissions: Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine (Deadline: June 15)

Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine is currently open for submissions. Calling for art, fiction, and non-fiction from artists and writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. Send your work before June 15th 2019!

Fiction and art must be speculative (FantasyScience FictionHorror or Magical Realism) and must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent. Stories and art should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religious belief. All stories and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original works (no fan fiction, sorry), and previously unpublished.

Omenana is interested in works that explore alternative futures for Africa and people of African descent – with a preference for positive iterations (though dystopias are welcome too). The team would also like to see explorations of the past as well as new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic.

Above all, the team is looking for original ideas, excellent writing, and a strong emotional core.

Non-fiction can be essays or reviews, but must deal with our interest in African speculative fiction. Omenana does not accept poetry, drama or film scripts.


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Writers must be 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.

All work must be submitted by e-mail to 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
  • Creative non-fiction and essays should be no more than 3,000
  • Flash fiction pieces should not exceed 1,000 words each.
  • Reviews should be between 800and 2,000
  • Graphic fiction and visual art should be sent in as a .jpg
  • 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.

Only submissions that follow the criteria above will be accepted.

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