• Eligibility criteria: We accept work from Sierra Leoneans or persons of Sierra Leonean descent currently residing in Sierra Leone or the diaspora.

  • We accept fiction (1500 words maximum), nonfiction (1500 maximum), poetry (3 poems maximum), and book reviews (800 words maximum).

  • Ensure that your piece is precise and well-written. Things to look out for are grammar, punctuation, and correct use of tenses.

  • Your work must be in Microsoft word (docx) format; typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font and double-spaced. Please do not send your work as a pdf document.

  • Include a brief writer’s bio in your email submission.

  • We will not accept plagiarized work. This includes AI-generated work.

  • Do not submit work that contains elements of harmful stereotypes.

  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. We ask that you email us immediately your work is accepted elsewhere.

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