Call for Submissions: The Best of Africa (Open Call)

The Best of Africa is an online portal for African ideas and voices. Through creative submissions from their global network, they provide readers useful, intelligent and thoroughly researched commentary and analysis on Africa in order to showcase that the beauty and strength of the continent lies in its people and their ability to use their voices to have constructive conversations in a landscape that is often dominated by Western narratives.

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The Best of Africa is currently calling for written submissions on the idea of being.

Topics and structure:
You are free to explore any topic that speaks to you and your experiences as long as it embodies the idea of being Afrocentric or being very African, and proud of it.

The organisers accept various forms of expression including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Articles
  • Poems
  • Interviews
  • Flash fiction
  • Short stories
  • Book reviews

Again, you are free to pick a key issue of your choice. Topics covered to date include the culture of silence, issues of politics, gender (femininity and toxic masculinity), and taking control of the African narrative/ counteracting the single story.

*The Best of Africa welcomes humour in written work!

Submission details:

  • 3000 words max
  • Fact based work should be appropriately hyperlinked
  • Please submit word documents only
  • Send to

Send a Word attachment to

There is no deadline, this is an open call.


More information:

The Best of Africa is a platform which is volunteer led, no one including the founder receives compensation. The key incentive is the offer of a platform for individuals to publish their work.

Follow The Best of Africa on Twitter @bestofafricahq


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2 replies

  1. On Poetry Submissions I would love to make a contribution to the Best of Africa. I want to get it clearly on the maximum number of words. Should the 3000 words be taken to mean 3000 words for a single poem or several poems totalling 3000 words maximum? Kindly clarify it for me.

    Yours sincerely

    George Mvula

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