Getting your work out is one of the preoccupations of a writer. We are constantly in search of a ‘home’ for the poems, stories, and non-fictional pieces we invested hours into creating. This is because the world will not trace us to our quiet writing corner to read all the didactic or aesthetic goodies we create. Literary platforms become our showcase or something like a ‘bar’ where literary enthusiasts would stop by to drink from the creative wine we brewed in solitude.

Literary Platforms to submit to:

We recently shared a complete guide on how to get your work to as many literary platforms as possible. If you haven’t read that, it would be a good place to start. You need to have a good knowledge of what is required of you before you can submit your work to the literary platforms in this list.

Poetry Magazine

This is one of the biggest Literary Magazines in the world. And they just don’t put your work in front of thousands, they pay you some good money for the efforts invested in creating great lines. They are very picky and yeah… Isn’t that what we should expect from a top literary platform? Below are some things to keep in mind, if you intend sending your work to Poetry Magazine:

Send one submission at a time. Wait until you receive our decision before uploading anything else. Multiple submissions in the same genre (or identical works submitted in multiple genres) will be archived unread, and will receive no response.

Put all your poems in one document. (Don’t submit poems separately.)

Use the Add File button to find the work on your computer you want to submit…

Read complete guidelines here

The Kalahari Review

Is a weekly African literary magazine interested in material exploring modern Africa and Africans in unique and avant-garde ways. Telling new stories from everyday African life as told by the people that are living it. We are looking for stories that have not often been told but should be — through voices that have not yet been heard — but should. We are interested in works from both the continent and the diaspora. The Kalahari Review publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, podcasts, and essays

Read guidelines here

Kreative Diadem

“We receive submissions all throughout the year from around the world regardless of origin, background, and theme. We believe strongly that our backgrounds should not We receive submissions all throughout the year from around the world regardless of origin, background, and theme. We believe strongly that our backgrounds should not be barriers or walls of division but the diversity that unites us.”

Read submission guidelines here

Glass: A Journal of poetry:

Although general submissions are closed for now, Poets Resist is currently open for submissions. Poets Resist is a current events poetry series, edited by a series of guest editors, published by Glass Poetry Press as part of Glass: A Journal of Poetry. We are looking for poems that reflect the immediacy of the world around us. We are looking for poems that are targeted, and unafraid. We are looking for poems that actively resist by condemning horrors and by celebrating collective strength. Engage. Write. Resist.

Read guidelines here

Brittle Paper:

“We are always on the lookout for new writing, so send us your work. Rest assured that we read every submission we receive.”

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Submit your work by filling out all fields below.

We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, book reviews, essays, literary commentaries, fun listicles, and any writing with a literary bent.

Except when solicited, we do not accept submissions that have been published elsewhere.

Simultaneous submissions are fine. All we ask is that you notify us when your work is accepted elsewhere.

Because we publish for an online audience, we prefer works that are…

Read Complete guidelines here


“EBOquills is a literary platform, which aside from promoting African Literature, seeks to be a clinic for creatives and a spa for stressed and distressed artists. We want to take hundreds of writers from the shadows and place them in the spotlight. Send us your best writings and pressing questions. Check out the services we offer, we look forward to working with you on your next writing project.”

Read four reasons why you should submit to EBOquills here and submission guidelines here


Is currently open to submissions. They also pay for works, while putting it out to the world and giving you an audience. According to Lit Mag; “What We Publish Fiction (Short stories, novellas), Nonfiction (Creative nonfiction; essays on literature, art, culture, and music; biography, memoir), Poetry (No restrictions on style or form) We prefer work that moves and amazes us. We are drawn to big minds, large hearts, sharp pens…  Read more here

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