Submission Guidelines

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Submissions are welcome in all languages spoken on the continent of Africa. Click below to view guidelines for our upcoming publication

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General Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: 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. For poetry, personal essays and fictional prose especially, please be sure to include a short description of your submission.

Who is eligible?

Through the Eyes of African Women is proud to support young women writers, thinkers and creatives between the ages of 13–35. You must have African heritage, citizenship and identify as a woman to submit.

What to share

Analytical essays and articles, reviews, poetry, prose and personal essays.

Short historical, cultural, social or political analysis essays will be considered for our Discover page and main publication. Analysis essays should be well researched and include citations. Poetry, short fiction and personal essays will be featured on Unbound. We are looking for thoughtful, compelling and imaginative pieces that draw on your perspectives and experiences.

Submissions may cover any topic or address any issue. However, we will also provide a theme and writing prompts for writers who would like to be considered for our quarterly digital publication which will be available through our Issuu and our main site . Submissions may also be considered for our quarterly publication regardless of whether you have intentionally written on the prescribed theme or prompts.

How to submit

If you’re a new writer, send a link to your draft (along with an introduction, your Medium username, and links to other previously published works) to Please include your namenationalityphone number, links to any social media or websites you have and a short bio as part of your submission.

Note: we want your very best work, not your very first draft.

We’re looking for well-developed pieces with a solid structure and a clear point or resolution. Although we like pieces to be personal and honest, if a submission is rambling, unfocused, it is unlikely we will publish it.