How to Submit to the Journal of African Youth Literature

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The Journal of African Youth Literature (Jay Lit) is receiving submissions for its third issue. They accept poetry, fiction, plays, and comic/ visual art from young African writers who are between the ages of 15 and 35.

Eligibility

  • Anyone who is of African descent and who is between 15 and 35.
  • There is no submission fee.

How to Submit

  • Submit a short story of up to 5000 words, or a novella of up to 30,000 words.
  • Submit a short play of up to 5000 words, or a long play of 10,000 words.
  • Or a comic book or graphic art of up to 20 pages.
  • Or a packet of 5 short poems of no longer than 20 lines each. Or a single long poem of up to 50 lines.
  • The submitted piece should be original, previously unpublished.
  • Submissions could be made in any African language, and in English, French, or Portuguese.
  • If you are submitting a piece written in an African language, or in any language other than English, do include a brief summary of the piece in your cover letter. The cover letter should be written in English.
  • Format: 12 pt., Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing and justified alignment.
  • Include a photo of yourself and a brief bio of no longer than 100 words.
  • Simultaneous submissions will be considered.
  • Submit by mailing africanyouthliterature@gmail.com.

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The deadline for submissions for the Journal of African Youth Literature is November 30, 2020.

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