Call for submission

Inspired by the mission of preserving our history and culture and passing it along to the next generation, LEA aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from African writers to heal, teach, build, and inspire others.


Before you submit, please note the following guidelines:

𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: Short StoryThe stories should be original and should not have been previously published anywhere in full or in part.

𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭: Please use a widely accessible format such as .doc or .docx. Use a standard font like Times New Roman, Calibri, or Arial, 11/12pt – unless the story dictates different formatting. The submission should include a Bio of about 300 words and contact details.The maximum number of submissions per person is two.

𝐋𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡: We accept stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words.

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞: OpenSubmissions should be through email as follows:

𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭: LEA Short Story SubmissionSubmissions open on 09 June 2022.

The 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 for submission is midnight on 26 September 2022.