Sahifa Journal

Submission Guidelines

Sahifa is dedicated to collecting and promoting the work of Eastern African writers, poets, illustrators, academics, and journalists, known and unknown, and encourages submissions.

Our editorial team will have two reading periods each year. If you would like to contribute, please follow the guideline below.

  • We prefer email submissions. Please attach your word as a word document instead of pasting onto the body of the email.
  • Use double spacing and Times New Roman font, size 12 on a plain white background (no colours).
  • The document should be paginated and have left and right margins or at least 1” (one inch).

While the content of Sahifa will generally be reflective of Eastern Africa experiences, we do accept, at the discretion of the editorial team, stories from non-Eastern Africa spaces that nonetheless fit our template. We request first time Kenyan rights from our contributors, as well as one-time web rights. If we do publish your work, your work can be published elsewhere 1 year after publication on Sahifa.

Please note that due to the usually large volume of work journals receive, we are unable to respond to all submissions individually.

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