World Literature Today is publishing an issue titled New African Voices and invites writers to submit work in any genre, with an emphasis on prose writing in fiction, narrative non-fiction, flash-fiction, or hybrid forms. The issue is being guest-edited by award-winning poet Mahtem Shiferraw. Writers selected for publication will be paid.

Selected works will be published in World Literature Today in the Spring of 2022. World Literature Today is an international magazine that features “essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, and book reviews from all over the world.”

Submission Info

Submit up to 3,000 words of original, unpublished work, via Submittable.

Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Submissions can be short pieces, or excerpts from larger works (the latter need to be self-contained).

Though work in any genre will be considered, the editor is primarily looking for prose writers (fiction, narrative non-fiction, flash-fiction, hybrids, etc).

Writers should expect to hear back by December 2021