We encourage everyone to share their favourite folk tales, most memorable events whether sad or happy, including songs and recitals of their poetry. We are accepting good audio recordings of up to twenty minutes and high quality short videos under 5 minutes long.
We are also accepting fiction in the form of short stories and novel excerpts. Literary nonfiction such as the memoir, essay, travel writing, and photo essay are also welcomed. Poems on any theme are acceptable and its length is immaterial.
Original content is what we are looking for. We shall only pay for content that has not been published elsewhere, and that includes social media.
All work should be well edited and formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing. This eases the work of your editor.
All submissions must be accompanied with your short bio of 100 words or less and a photograph for your author profile. Prose submissions must be 5000 words or less and a limit of five poems per person.
If you wish to write under a pen name, you must indicate so. In place of your profile picture, please provide an illustration or picture that captures the spirit of your likeness. We do not accept anonymous submissions.
If you would like us to use your photography, please send them as JPG attachments with their captions in the body of your e-mail. Ensure that you have permission to use photographs that are not your own.
We recommend that all work be sent as a single e-mail attachment with the word “Submission” in the subject line to editor(at)deyuafrican.com. We shall acknowledge receipt of your work and do our best to get back to you within 4 weeks. If not then please assume that we are unable to share it.
Please note that we are now able to pay up to 100,000UGX for long form articles, and 20,000UGX for vignettes and short writing under 200 words, after publication. Contributors are free to donate this token of appreciation, if they wish to support our work or the work of fellow creatives.
We are particularly keen on life writing. Many of us come from backgrounds that are diverse and challenging due to a history of conflict, trauma, marginalisation and various forms of injustice. Personal stories help to affirm and validate our lives. Through storytelling we can create a body of work that is informative, dignified and can thus inform our understanding of human values like love, beauty, faith and courage etc. These are stories that may otherwise never be told if you do not tell them.
All content remains copyright of the authors.