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Amplifying The voices of African Women

Who is eligible?

Through the Eyes of African Women supports all African women. You must have African heritage, citizenship and identify as a woman to submit.

How to submit

Email your submission or a link to your submission to (along with a brief introduction) to info@theeyesofafricanwomen.com. Please include your name, nationality, phone number, links to any social media or websites you have and a short bio as part of your submission.

IMPORTANT!

Your bio is particularly important to us at Through the Eyes of African Women. We care about who you are and want to understand how your experiences shape your perspectives. Please be sure to include a short but thoughtful biography along with your submission. Bios should be no more than 300 words.

What to share: ANYTHING!

We welcome all types of submissions in all languages spoken the continent of Africa ! We are looking for thoughtful and imaginative pieces that offer a compelling perspective and draw on your personal experiences or observations about the world around you.

Submissions may cover any topic or address any issue as long as it’s meaningful. On occasion we will also provide a theme and prompts who would like to be considered for features. Submissions may also be considered for our features regardless of whether you have intentionally written on the prescribed theme or prompts.

(Some) Categories

  1. Personal storytelling/essays

  2. Poetry & Prose

  3. Letters

  4. Cultural Reporting

  5. Politics & Activism

  6. Conversations (dynamic, meaningful debate and dialogue)

  7. Humour

GUIDELINES

Written work:

We care about the person behind the pen.

  • Do not exceed 1500 words

  • Include a Word or Google doc copy of your submission

  • Your name, nationality, phone number and social media should be clear written at the beginning of your submission document and in the email.

Videos:

  • If you’re sharing a video or short film please ensure it is uploaded to a platform like YouTube or Vimeo and send us the link.

  • Include a backgrounder on your submission, explaining what it’s about and why you created it, along with your personal bio in a Word or Google document

Art and illustrations

  • Include a backgrounder on your submission, explaining what it’s about and why you created it, along with your personal bio in a Word or Google document

  • Email low res jpg files with a link to your website to info@theeyesfoafricanwomen.com

  • We do not accept zip files or submissions only containing a link.

Note: GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT!

You don’t have to be an experienced writer or creator to submit. However, we’re looking for well-developed pieces with a solid structure and a clear point or resolution. Although we want pieces to be personal and honest, if a submission is rambling or unfocused, it is unlikely we will share it.

If you’re still not sure if your submission is okay feel free to contact us!