Submissions

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We are always on the look out for new writing, so send us your work. Be rest assured that we read and respond to every submission we receive.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Submit your work by filling out all fields below.
  2. We accept fiction, book reviews, poetry, essays, literary commentaries, and fun listicles.
  3. We do not accept submissions that have been published elsewhere.
  4. Simultaneous submissions are fine. All we ask is that you notify us when your work is accepted elsewhere.
  5. Be conscious of the fact that you are writing for an online audience, so keep things short, sharp, and exciting. Suggested word count:
    1. Fiction: no more than 2500 words
    2. Book review: no more than 1500 words
    3. Literary commentary/essays: no more than 1500 words.
  6. Always include a brief greeting in your submission email.
  7. Always include a short bio and photograph of yourself. Feel free to make the photograph as playful or as formal as you like.
  8. You retain the copyright of your work. However, we do require that you credit Brittle Paper as the original publisher of the work.
  9. Be advised that we will edit your work and sometimes change the title.

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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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