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Submission Guidelines

If you’d like your writing published on FMB, read the submission guidelines below and carefully follow the instructions. We read each submission that comes to us within four weeks of submission and provide feedback. We seek good, innovative, honest and enthralling short or serial fiction on Africans in Africa and about Africa or contemporary Africans living in diaspora.

Fiction Guidelines:

Articles, short stories, poems, serial fiction can be submitted via email once it meets the criteria below to We are sorry we are unable make payments at this time and we hope to review this sometime in the future.

We are also open to essays, reviews and novel excerpts.


All submissions: This must be in Microsoft word, the font must be “Arial size 12” and must be attached to an email saved in this format:

Author’s name -title of submission

(Martina Okeke -The Red Roses)

Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. Always feel free to submit another article, if the previous one is rejected.

Biographical Information: A maximum of 100 words of biographical information should be included in the body of the email. This should be on point.

Poems: Submit up to 4 poems on any subject of 80 lines or less or a long poem of 200 lines or more but not exceeding 800 lines.

Flash fiction:  Submit a flash fiction of up to 1500 words and a short story of up to 4000 words (Our preferred length is around 2000 words).

Serial Fiction: Serial fiction can be of any length but must consist of at least ten 1000- word episodes.

Genres: All genres with the exception of pornographic contents. Also read our terms and conditions for more guidance.

Style: Material must be written in English and well structured. Suspense and Humor is welcomed. Excellent “innovative style” and “substance” is encouraged.  

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