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Thank you for your interest in Iskanchi Press & Magazine! We look forward to reading your unruly and experimental work. 

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Iskanchi Press

For Iskanchi Press, we accept book-length manuscripts in every genre provided that they honor the craft of writing and are written by Africans in English or in translation. We want books about Africa and Africans, books that tell untold stories of the lived and imaginary experiences of being African. We accept completed manuscripts in word or Pdf format. Manuscript submissions should include a synopsis, cover letter, and author bio.

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Iskanchi Mag

For Iskanchi Mag, send in your irreverent and disobedient work too short/small to stand alone as a book. We are committed to showcasing works that engage with and examine what the experimental form looks like in the African literary context. We accept unsolicited prose submissions. All submissions must be previously unpublished.

When to submit

Fall Magazine Issue:  July 15 - September 15


Work accepted for the Fall Magazine Issue will receive $50 honorarium upon publication.

  • Include a short cover letter (250-character maximum), a bio, and social media links
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you inform us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.
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Before submitting for the magazine, please read some of the pieces in our previous issues.

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