Bakwa Magazine: Open for submission

ABOUT: Founded in the last quarter of 2011, Bakwa Magazine is a magazine of literary and cultural criticism, where urgent and intelligent discussions on the state and direction of literary and cultural production can take place. The dearth of critical and creative writing being its impetus, Bakwa’s approach is high-end creative writing and creative nonfiction, which is urgent and experimental in nature, while being at the same time a mirror of writing from Cameroon and Africa.bakwa-mag-logo-2017

TYPE: magazine of literary and cultural criticism

DEADLINE: NA (but it seems that they are always open for submission)

GENRE: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, cartoons etc




Fiction: should be 3,000 words minimum.

(Creative)Non-fiction: they accept essays, articles, travel writing, memoirs, collages etc. Word count: Between 750 words to 7,000 words. they do not accept scholarly articles.

Poetry: send 4 -8 poems of any length and style. For translated poems, make sure that they are accompanied by the originals.

Reviews: they are looking for thought-provoking and insightful reviews about contemporary books, music, movies and other forms of art. Word count: Between 750 words to 5,000 words.

Photography: they accept high quality pictures that have a story to tell or which capture the human condition, as well as original art or cartoons which deal with contemporary events.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submissions must be sent as an attachment including a short biography and picture if available.

Your biography and email address should be at the end of the word document, which should be sent as an attachment alongside a picture. Please do not name your submission any of the following: “For Bakwa”, “Bakwa”, or “Submission”. An example of how you can name the document you are submitting is; “Fiction Submission by (your name)”, or you can include the title of your piece in the name of the document; “December Rain by Elsa M’Bala”

they acquire first time publishing rights and all other rights will revert to the author once published on their website.

for more information visit their website


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