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There is a new journal in town! Gyara is a Ghana-based platform focused on showcasing new writing.

The theme of the debut issue is “change.” The editors are asking writers to send in “non-fiction, book reviews, memoirs, essays and interviews” exploring this theme from a “range of perspectives.”  They encourage writers in all stages of their career to apply.

Deadline is May 31, 2018. (In 3+ days!)

Read full submission guidelines:

  • All submissions must be in English, we also consider translations with the name and permission of the original author alongside.
  • We only accept submissions through submittable.com. If you do not have a submittable account, you can open one by clicking “My Account” at the top right corner of this page.
  • Please send original works that have not been previously published either in print or online.
  • Please send word files in .doc or .docx format, 12pt font size, 1.5 spaced and in a readable font.
  • The recommended word count for non-fiction is between 1000-3000 words, however works that are longer than this may be considered depending on their quality.
  • Send a bio of not more than 100 words in third person. If you wish to write under a pseudonym, please state so in your cover letter.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, however, please inform us in your cover letter. If your work is accepted elsewhere, kindly withdraw your submission from the database.
  • The reading period for this issue is from 20th April, 2018 to 31st May, 2018 by 23 : 59 GMT.
  • You can expect a response from us within 4 weeks.

Click here to find out more.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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