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Submissions are currently open until August 31st

Just like the name, Nnọkọ is a gathering of African Literature and Art. We are always on the lookout for fresh literature and art from African Writers and Writers of Colour. If you write or create art, we would love to hear from you.

What Are We Looking For?

Our sole purpose is promoting the creativity that the African continent possesses by publishing pen wielders for readers around the globe and appreciators of art, because, what’s art without exposure?
We are looking for stories that have not often been told but should be — through voices that have not yet been heard — but should. We are interested in providing a home for stories that push the limits. Stories only you can write. Stories that give us a glimpse of just how colourful the pages of your imagination can be.


Unfortunately, Nnọkọ is unable to pay contributors at this time. However, we are working hard to reach a position where contributors can receive compensation for their work.

What We Publish

  • Short Stories
  • Series
  • Poetry
  • Non-Fiction
  • Plays
  • Essays

Fiction, essays, humour pieces, articles, non-fiction, plays:
Should be single-spaced format and as a Microsoft Word document. 

Series: Should be single-spaced format and each chapter sent in different Microsoft Word documents.

Poetry: Single page, as a Microsoft Word document. (Three poems max per submission)

All write-ups should be no more than three thousand (3000) words. Please include any photos or graphic illustrations that you feel would help your piece.

Please Note: We do not accept multiple submissions, but we do consider simultaneous submissions. Please inform us when your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

When We Accept

The submissions window is currently open until August 21st. To make your submission, simply click on the button below and fill out the form. We will respond to all submissions received once the submission window is closed.
Do note that you’ll be required to sign in to your Google account to fill the form. It’s necessary for the file upload.


Writers retain full rights to their work post-publication. If you would like to republish your story elsewhere, please make sure that Nnọkọ is credited and linked to as the original publisher. Work should be previously unpublished – personal blogs and websites are an exception.

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