Dear Brittlepaperians, here is a publishing opportunity for all you aspiring writers.

The Jeli is a literary platform that supports innovative storytelling projects. They are calling for submission.

According to the ad placed on their website, they are on the look out for “writers who are not well represented in mainstream publishing, particularly black women.”

So finish up that story you’ve been working on and ship it off to them.

Here is a quick overview of the key details:

STYLE & SUBJECT: We publish fiction. Every story is different, but it would be advisable to read our stories to get a sense of whether your story will fit into our project. You can read the stories here.

LENGTH: So far, the Jeli stories have ranged from approximately 2,500 and just over 6,000 words. Our focus is quality not quantity so the length is up to you. Please note that you only need to submit a short story, other elements, such as a monologue and imagery, will be worked on if your story is accepted.


  1. When preparing your manuscript for submission, please ensure that the following information is contained in the  header of your document on each page:
    • Your Name
    • Your Date of Birth
    • Your Email Address
    • Story Word Count
    • Story Title
  2. You will need to submit an url which provides access to the document in a web-accessible format, e.g. a link to a Google Doc or a link to a cloud-based storage platform such as Dropbox, where an MS word document can be downloaded.
  3. Once you have the document ready, you can make your submission using this form.

For more info, click HERE. Twitter: @thejelistories



Image via thejeli.co


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I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “Publication Opportunity for African Writers | The Jeli Story Project” Subscribe

  1. Celestine Chimmumunefenwuanya Victorson 2015/08/05 at 12:30 am #

    The submission form isn’t directing at all.


  1. Call for Submissions for The Jeli Story Project | PEN South Africa - 2015/08/10

    […] Brittle Paper has shared a call for submissions from The Jeli Story project, a literary platform for innovative storytelling projects by new writers. They are “especially interested in writers who are not well represented in mainstream publishing, particularly black women”. […]

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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