Call for submissions: The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAYL)

06 Aug 2019
Call for submissions: The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAYL)

Deadline: 30 September

The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAYL) is calling for young writers to submit their short stories, poems, plays etc. for possible publication in their inaugural edition, set to be published on 1 December 2019.

JAYL publishes literature written in English by, about, and/or for born-in-Africa youths. For the purposes of the Journal, the youth age category is defined as beginning in the mid-teenage years (from 15) up to 35 years.

The topic is entirely up to you.

Please send us what you want to share.

The broad theme is African youth. You can write about your personal experiences and observations, or it can even be a partly or fully imagined story, or you can write about local and regional concerns in a creative way.

It will be helpful for storywriters to consider the genre of creative non-fiction as this likely fits what many want to write about, and it is also suited to JAYL.

Submission guidelines are available here.

For more information, send an email to africanyouthliterature@gmail.com

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