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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 The Afro Vibe is interested in original and unpublished pieces.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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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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