Omemana: speculative fiction (African e-mag)

OmenanaOmemana is a brand new speculative fiction e-magazine seeking art and unpublished prose submissions from writers from Africa and the African Diaspora – with “original ideas, excellent writing and a strong emotional core.”

What are they seeking? Stories and art must be speculative fiction (Fantasy, Science Fiction,Horror or Magical Realism) and must involve characters, settings or themes directly related to the African continent. Stories and art should challenge normative ideas about gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religious belief. Also “positive iterations (though dystopias are welcome too).” as well as explorations of the past and new interpretations of myths, folklore and magic. No graphic viol”ent or sexual content.

Payment: No payments for successful submissions but they intend to arrange something for writers in the future


  • All stories and art must be in English (translations welcome), must be original, unpublished works.
  • NO poetry, drama or film scripts.
  • NB. Unsuccessful submissions will not be acknowledged. No queries please.
  • Theme: Open but in future editions, themes will be restricted.
  • All text submissions must be 12-pt font, doubled-spaced and in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt as a single attachment.
  • All text submissions must be 12-pt font, doubled-spaced.Short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words.You can send in two flash fiction pieces but they should not exceed 1,000 words each.
  • Short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words.
  • Flash fiction pieces but only (2) not exceeding 1,000 words each.
  • We encourage submissions of creative non-fiction of no more than 3,000 words.
  • Reviews should be between 800 and 1,500 words.
  • Essays should not exceed 3,000 words.
  • Graphic fiction and visual art should be sent as .jpeg.

Please read the rules carefully at the site.

Submit your work with a cover letter in the body of your e-mail providing contact details (name – not the pseudonym you write under, address, email and phone number), a brief publication history, a bio of no more than 100 words and a profile photo .

Submit via e-mail to

Source: Commonwealth Writers


Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at

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