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.essays & interviews .. .local consumption ask for it by name


Here's a list of local publications writers can submit their work to. How to decide where to go? Buy a copy of each of these mags, read and see. If you're the publisher/editor of a South African mag/journal (print or online) and would like to be listed here please send sweet your contact details, a little about your schedule and selection criteria and a sample or two of your publication would also be great.

Editor: Ntone Edjabe
P.O. Box 15117
We seek unconventional essays, memoirs, reviews, interviews, poetry, short/long stories, photography, art, and forms not listed here (and nowhere else). In the language of your choice. We read every submission. Send stuff with a return address (email or otherwise), and be prepared to wait. Read Chimurenga before you submit. No pay, you receive 2 contributor copies.

Editorial Board: Allan Kolski Horwitz, Ike Mboneni Muila, Siphiwe Ka Ngwenya, Zachariah Rapola and Anna Varney.
P.O. Box 23910
Joubert Park
Botsotso is about open ended, hard hitting fiction/poems that deal with our current and immediate past realities. We look for work in all our languages and have a commitment to the entire spectrum of the south African experience. We are a group of writers ourselves and like to mix the visual with the oral. We also have a great interest in performance poetry and cd recordings of poetry. The first issue of botsotso magazine appeared as an insert in the late New Nation weekly newspaper in 1994 so this is our tenth anniversary year. Our publishing house has given the light of day to ten books and plenty more are in the pipeline!

art saEditor: Sean O'Toole.
P.O. Box 16067
SA's "official" art mag now edited by Sean O'Toole. Essential reading. Reviews, exhibitions, features, interviews, bold reproductions.

llaugh it off annual LAUGH IT OFF
Editor: LIO
P.O. Box 12083
Mill Street, Gardens
Cape Town
The Laugh it Off Annual is a collection of short stories, poems, op-ed pieces, rants, raves, film scripts, illustrations, photographs and grafitti. Contributors have included high profile journalists, writers, musicians and activists, including Tumi Molekane (Tumi and the Volume), Naomi Klein (author, "No Logo") and Pieter-Dirk Uys. We also provide a platform for unpublished creative minds. This year's theme is "10 years of democracy", an issue that is being explored from every angle, with an eye to edgy, interesting, valid content.

green dragon Editor: Gary Cummiskey
P.O. Box 783211
Green Dragon is a magazine of contemporary poetry and prose and is published by Dye Hard Press once a year. No more than 8 poems; if prose is submitted, no more than 3 pieces of a maximum of 5000 words. All posted submissions must be accompanied by a SASE, failing which they will not be returned or commented on. Also a covering letter providing an e-mail address, if possible. Submissions can also be emailed but no attachments! Material must be cut and pasted into the body of the e-mail.

Editor: Kobus Moolman
P.O. Box 22451
Fidelities is mainly aimed at providing a platform for both published and new voices. It only accepts work in English, focussing primarily on poetry, but is open to promoting short fiction, prose poetry, reviews and articles. It seeks to be an outlet for writers who are in the process of making a name for themselves, but have not yet been published by the more established journals like New Coin. It is published once a year. The editor is not in a position to offer criticism or commentary on work submitted. Contributors should send approximately five to six poems, as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope for correspondence.

Editor: Alan Finlay
ISEA, Rhodes University
SA's oldest poetry-only journal appears twice a year, in June and December. Published by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University.

Southern Rain Poetry
Online collection of some current SA poets, edited by Joop Bersee. No submissions, but a good archive of current SA poetry.

Online lit site: fiction, poetry, criticism, forums, etc.

Online South African art criticism mag.