Black Crake Books- a new Maun based publisher
 "We primarily publish books about Botswana and books written by people living in Botswana but the dream is to become the biggest and best little publisher in the world."
Check their website HERE.

Jungle Jim Wants Fiction

South African based Jungle Jim is looking for submissions for their bi-monhtly pulp fiction magazine. For more details check out their submission guidelines at their website.

Literary Magazine Looking for Submissions

River and Sound Review is looking for short story submissions. 

Submission process is here:

A River and Sound Review Submission Manager

Market for Plays

Junkets Publisher is a small independent publisher in South Africa. It was founded in 2005 by Robin Malan, and in 2009 it was the winner of  the Arts & Culture Trust Excellence Award for Literature. It
 specialises in publishing The Playscript Series, new Southern Africanplays. It is now moving into a new venture, The Collected Series,consisting of anthologies of new Southern African plays.
 Junkets Publisher is looking for short plays to include in acollection of plays for high school use, especially for performance or for rehearsed-reading in class. The title and sub-title of the collection will be Short, Sharp and Snappy: Southern African plays for high schools.

Please note the following:
1 This is not a competition, in that there is no monetary prize.
2 Publication in the collection may be regarded as the prize.
3 All plays included in the anthology will share 15% of any
 profits on a pro rata basis.
4 Authors retain the copyright over their individual plays.
5 If a play is to be publicly performed, the author must be
 approached for permission beforehand and can require the payment of a
 performance fee by the school or group planning to perform it.

Criteria for submissions are:
1. The play must be between 1 500 words and 4 500 words, measured
 from the title to The End by a PC (click on Tools, click on Word
 Count). The number of words must be stated at the end of the play.

2. Nothing shorter or longer will be considered.

3. The play must be Southern African in nature and character,
 though it may be set anywhere and at any time (with a preference for
 the present or future rather than the past).

4. The play must be suitable for reading or performance by high
 school students, i.e. between the ages of 13 and 20.

5. The author must be a South African or a member of a SADC country
or living or working in Southern Africa.

6. There is no age restriction, but it will be interesting to know
your age, so please state it.

7. It does not matter whether or not you have had plays published
 or performed before.

 8. Plays must be typed only in Times New Roman 12pt, in single
 spacing within speeches, with double-spacing between characters'
speeches or stage directions. (Please do not type at 1.5 line spacing
 or double

 9. Be sure that each and every sheet or page bears a 'footer' which
 gives your name, the title of the play and your email or postal

10. Plays must be submitted electronically by email to or by post to Junkets Publisher 11 Winchester
 Road Mowbray 7700.

11. Plays must reach Junkets Publisher by midnight on 30 June 2011 to
be considered.

 12. No late submissions will be considered.

 13. If you wish to know that your submission has been received, it must
contain an email address to which the receipt can be sent, whether you
 have emailed or posted your submission.

 14. Further correspondence will be entered into only with authors whose
 plays are accepted for publication.

15 If you haven't heard back from Junkets by the end of July 2011, you
 should accept that your submission was not successful.

16. No correspondence can be entered into concerning unsuccessful

17. For further enquiries, contact Robin Malan at email or on cell number 076 169 2789.

Market for Short Stories and Poetry

BKO: Call for Submissions

BKO is an online literary journal looking for fresh, interesting and engaging content for its new website. BKO would be grateful for your contribution; it is a site where poets, essayists, short story writers and academics can share their work on varied subjects. Those who contribute are welcome to link their contributions to any websites or blog spots where readers can gain further access to their work.

The magazine will be available as a downloadable PDF as well. The selected materials may be published on the website and / or on the PDF version of BKO.
BKO will also stream MP3 videos and sound recordings; artists are welcome to send in their recorded work for possible inclusion on the website.
BKO requests the following types of work:
• Written/ Recorded (MP3 / Video) Poetry
• Short Stories / Fiction
• Essays
• Articles
• Photography or Graphic Work

This edition / issue of BKO is not themed, so writers / poets / emcees can submit material of their own liking. We will welcome anything that may remotely relate to the "comeback" or "phoenix-effect" of this popular magazine.

Length: Creative writing / fiction / opinion pieces should not exceed 900 words. Poems should not exceed two pages in length.

Origin: BKO welcomes contribution from anyone in any part of the world.

Originality of the work:
BKO only welcomes original works. Should your work be influenced by someone, please do mention this. BKO will not be responsible for plagiarised work. All work that is plagiarised / copied / illegally acquired will be unpublished from the website and from the PDF version of the magazine. The offending artist will not be published in BKO again.

Works published elsewhere:
BKO welcomes work that has been published elsewhere, provided permission for republishing has been acquired (where necessary) from the original publisher. Such permission (if / where necessary) should accompany your submission.

Copyright of submitted materials will always belong to the author / writer. BKO can only use this material for publishing (online and PDF) and for its marketing purposes only. BKO will not sell the content / material (MP3s, video, documents) to anyone without express knowledge and agreement with the author / owner of material. The author / writer is responsible for informing anyone who wants to republish their material, that such material has already been published before in BKO. The author / writer can republish such material elsewhere, even without informing BKO.

Discretion to publish:
BKO and its editors hold the express discretion to publish or not to publish any materials submitted. The editors or owners of BKO may decide not to publish any work at their sole discretion. Such decision of the editors / owners of BKO is final and they may not offer any explanation to anyone.

If you are keen, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email and enquire. Otherwise, you can email the editor your material at

Love, Light and a River of Stories,
Ngozi Chukura
Guest Editor