The Afro Vibe logo.

There’s a new digital pop culture magazine coming to town and it is currently seeking submissions. It’s called The Afro Vibe and is owned by Expound magazine editor Wale Owoade whose beautiful poetry we’ve published. It will be launched in 12 African cities in August 2017.

In an email to Brittle Paper, Owoade stated that The Afro Vibe will be offering “content on travel, arts, books, history, music, film and TV, humour, fashion, food, and health”—“opinion essays, articles, travelogues, interviews, and listicles on Africa, her cities, people, culture and lifestyle.”

Here is another fun part. While it would come “with a global community of writers and contributors,” The Afro Vibe “looks forward to paying contributors and employing commissioned writers for short and long periods.”

Here are the submission guidelines.

  1. Essays and articles should be between 300 and 3,000 words.
  2. Submissions should be sent as an attachment to theafrovibe@gmail.com.
  3. The Afro Vibe is interested in original and unpublished pieces.
  4. Please include a short biography in your submission.
  5. The Afro Vibe replies submissions within two days!

Going by what Owoade and his team have accomplished at Expound, rest assured that this new project will be a trailblazer in its own way.

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NOTE: Brittle Paper has no stake in this project. Further enquiries should be directed to the magazine’s email: theafrovibe@gmail.com.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young’s writing has been shortlisted for the 2016 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship, the 2017 Gerald Kraak Award, and nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared in Transition (“A Tenderer Blessing,” 2015), The Threepenny Review (“Mulumba,” 2016), and Pride and Prejudice: African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (“You Sing of a Longing,” 2017), an anthology of The Jacana Literary Foundation and The Other Foundation. His work further appears in Interdisciplinary Academic Essays, Africa in Dialogue, and Brittle Paper, where he is submissions editor. He is the editor of the Art Naija Series: a sequence of concept-based e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness. The first anthology, Enter Naija: The Book of Places (Oct., 2016) focuses on cities. The second, Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (June, 2017) focuses on professions. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently teaches English at another Nigerian university. When bored, he blogs pop culture at naijakulture.blogspot.com or just Googles Rihanna.

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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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