The Single Story Foundation (TSSF) is currently open for submissions. The journal will be accepting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.
In an email to Brittle Paper, their editors stated that their interest are in “works about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa.”
Here are the submission guidelines.
  • TSSF does not not accept unoriginal or previously published pieces.
  • Word count for nonfiction: 4,000 words. Word count for fiction: 6,000 words. Poetry: three to five poems.
  •  Writers should send their works as a Microsoft Word document attachment to journal@singlestory.org, with the email title as TSSF Journal: [Work Name], [genre]. Identifying information should not be in the document submitted.
  • All submissions should include at most a 100-word biography, in the body of the email.
  • Deadline: July 15.

 

Submissions to TSSF will be peer-reviewed by Tolu Oloruntoba, Chris Ogunlowo, Ayo Sogunro, Meka Jegede, and Kacy Cunningham. If accepted, the journal’s managing editor, Tiah Beautement, and the rest of the editorial team, Tolu Daniel and Genna Gardini, will work with the writers to get their submissions ready for publication.

Submit HERE.

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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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