The Story So Far Magazine (TSSF) 2017 arts competition is now open! Get your poetry, creative writing or visual art published in the yearly publication that offers visually appealing storytelling that involves; fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual arts.

TSSF is a brand new Magazine that seeks well-crafted, realistic stories about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descent or those associated with Africa to publish in their very first edition. Could that be you?

If so, please read on.

 Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017.


All submissions must include a 100 word biography.

PLEASE DO NOT include your name or contact information in the file name, header/footer or title page.

Submit work no longer than 6,000 words. Excerpts of longer works may be accepted; please include full work as well as an excerpt.

Submit no less than three and no more than five original, unpublished poems.
Length and style are open-ended. Just send them your best work!

Creative non-fiction:

They’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, such as immersion reportage, personal essay, memoir, etc. We, however, prefer submissions that are structured around narratives but they are open to works that break away from this general writing style.


Submissions should be no more than 4,000 words, double-spaced, written in Times New Roman or Cambria,12 pt. font (no courier, please), and the pages numbered.

Submissions should NOT include your name or other identifying information.

Photography, Photojournalism and other Visual Art

They consider submissions of visual art and photography. Art should be recent, no more than 2 years old, and should be previously unpublished in any literary magazines or journals, excluding exhibitions or gallery shows.

Your submission should tell a story. Please do not send just one picture. We specifically are looking for a story told visually through photographs.

Submit 5-10 low-res images. You can also send a link to a web page or a link to download images by pdf. If you are selected for publication, we will be in touch to ask you for hi-res images, which must be 8.5″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″ jpegs at 300 dpi. If you cannot provide digital images at this size, please do not submit.

Attach a photo credit and description to each piece submitted.
Please include a standard photographer’s release, allowing TSSF to publish the work sent.

Submissions not following the above guidelines will most often result in an automatic decline.

Send your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art to Email title should be: TSSF Mag: [Work Name], [genre].
See more rules and guidelines on TS Magazine website.

Good luck guys!

[Please NoteBrittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this competition, neither do we have a stake in its popularity. Address any inquiry to Thank you. ]


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3 Responses to “Opportunity for African Writers | Entries are Open for TSSF Magazine’s Debut Issue” Subscribe

  1. TSSF 2016/12/27 at 01:42 #

    Aisha, TSSF’s full name is The Single Story Foundation, not The Story So Far Magazine. Thanks.

  2. Malam M.T.Danladi 2017/02/10 at 10:07 #

    I just wish entries are still open for contributions to TSSF Magazine debut, beyond the January 31 deadline. People like me only knew about this competition only about three days ago, and I so much want to contribute to this debut. Can the date for entries be extended?

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