Mnyama Literary Journal


[past issues>]

uplifting black voices.


please use:
"first name last name, submission"

[email protected]

current submission window
issue 1: march 1- may 1
prose, poetry, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, fiction
can only black individuals submit?
no, but there is preference for black authors.
what are you looking for?
work that details the black experience! family, discrimmination, etc. we want to hear your voice.
where are past issues?
this is our first submission season.
will you provide feedback?
sadly, no.
when should we expect a response?
late june, past the may 1st deadline!
submission guidlines
• times new roman, double spaced, font size 12
• margin 1’
• 8-10 pages of work
• short cover letter with a picture of yourself, short bio (50-75 words), and contact information
poetry: 60 lines or less
prose, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, fiction: 1,800 words or less
must be in pdf format


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looking for editors, and co-editors in chief! email [email protected] to submit your work.
send 8-10 pages of writing samples, non-fiction, fiction, creative, poetry, or prose. please have your cover letter include previous work experience.