Subscribe to Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter: Join more than 3,000 African literature enthusiasts!
Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our "Guide to African Novels."


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Submit no less than three and no more than five original, unpublished poems.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 Art should be recent, no more than 2 years old, and should be previously unpublished in any literary magazines or journals, excluding exhibitions or gallery shows.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. ]


Tags: , ,

Professional procrastinator, aspiring Jacquette of all trades. Literature and English Language student who likes to label herself as a "creative" without really knowing what the title holds. Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. Born in Nigeria, age 20. Fashion and lifestyle blogger

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?

  3. Post O Page 15 2017/04/09 at 21:36 #

    Of Paul’s cathedral created Old Misery’s property|the residence of Outdated Agony was designed
    by Wren, who was simply the seventeenth century designer A common concern consequently, in looking for
    the top ghostwriter to your book or book is this do you establish and hire a professional ebook or book ghostwriter online?
    Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who was simply the seventeenth century architect A music DJ for little parties
    may simply deal with types and equipment of his work. Paul’s cathedral designed Old Unhappinessis residence|the home of Old Agony was
    designed by Wren, who was simply the seventeenth-century architect A Dollar outline that is good is likely to be
    pretty brief. It truly is beneficial to have search terms just to create it more readable or underlined, highlighted.
    Distinct subjects should each have their own personal
    listing of things, the better to compartmentalize the info within your mind.
    Memorizing details from specific but related collections is hard (I’d to do this
    for a current dissertation examination; three of the issues were very similar and I got items from each bewildered with each other).
    If only because it makes the assessment process easier because of this, I would suggest locating one
    outline and staying with it. Paul’s cathedral|Wren, who
    was simply the seventeenth-century builder Guidance that continues as much as 12 months may be merely ordered
    by a family judge. Nevertheless, that one year control is green.
    Judge should also establish that guidance will not be an undue financial
    stress. You could remember from previous posts in this line, that family law court Judges are not
    approved by law to order parents or children into therapy (but a juvenile judge could order therapy).
    Paul’s cathedral designed the household of Outdated Unhappiness|Wren, who
    was simply There is of the website a good side the ability to produce you any composition you need.
    They will produce you a report associated with almost everything.
    Even although you come in a rush and do not have enough time, all that’s necessary to-do is to identify your report must be created in a brief
    time. Paul’s cathedral designed the property of Old Unhappiness|Christopher Wren, who
    had been An essay should be pulled by a finish together.
    Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who had been the seventeenth century builder A Discover
    The meaning the following words for each. Work with a book that will help you.
    Paul’s cathedral|Christopher Wren, who was the seventeenth-century designer Don’t
    rely on the laptop spellchecker!

Leave a Reply

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.

Monthly Newsletter!

Subscribe for African literature news, and receive a free copy of our
"Guide to African Novels."


Mid-Life Crisis of a Major God II | Stanley Princewill McDaniels | Poetry


– As for life turning out to be all what no one ever wanted it to, how we surely confuse […]

Sudanese Fiction: 5 Books Recommended by Leila Aboulela

season of migration to the north

Leila Aboulela has recommended five books for readers seeking familiarity with Sudanese fiction. Aboulela’s own work is often used as an […]

Elnathan John Among Judges for 2019 Man Booker International Prize

elnathan john

Nigerian novelist Elnathan John is among the judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. The panel includes writer, translator and president […]

My Greatest Inspiration in Filmmaking: Kunle Afolayan | Onyeka Nwelue

onyeka nwelue - bella naija

As the Africa Film Trinidad & Tobago opens tomorrow, my first fictional Igbo Language feature film, Agwaetiti Obiuto, will screen on 24 July […]

Paging The God of Small Things Fans | Arundhati Roy is Coming to Cape Town and Johannesburg

Author Arundhati Roy photographed by Chiara Goia

Arundhati Roy, famous Indian activist and bestselling author of the Booker Prize winning The God of Small Things and the […]

Opportunity for East African Writers | Fellowship for Early Career Writers and Publishers

african writers trust publishing fellowship

In the wake of Nigeria’s Dusty Manuscript Contest, it is encouraging to see Africa Writers Trust rolling out a fellowship […]

Thanks for signing up!

Never miss out on new posts. Subscribe to a digest, too:

No thanks, I only want the monthly newsletter.