Ngiga accepts submissions from all writers and visual artists of any age and bent. We have no
restrictions on themes, topics, genre or form; any topic is acceptable provided it is well-written.
We accept submissions of all types: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, feature
articles and art/photography. Announcements and special call for submissions for upcoming
issues will appear in the magazine from time to time.



—All submissions must be double-spaced, in 12-point Garamond font and/or Times New Roman
and submitted as either .doc/.docx or pdf file.
—Do not include your name and email address anywhere in the document except in the body of
the mail. The document must be saved with the title of the submission for easy identification.
—The heading of the mail should follow this format: Genre—Title of submission. Eg:
‘Poetry—Refugee Mother and Child’
—Please avoid muddling your submission with a mixture of American and British English. Send
us work in British English.
—The body of the mail must contain your name, email address, nationality, a short bio note of
not more than fifty words and a profile picture of you. In the bio, flaunt your achievements. The
world wants to know how far you’ve come.
—Simultaneous submissions are allowed but you must inform us if your submission is accepted
elsewhere. This is in view of the fact that we painstakingly go through every submission.
However, we pay attention to quality and content. Please send us your best piece.
—We typically reply all submissions between three to four weeks. If you fail to hear from us
within this period, query us. Send your official queries to Please query
us only after the expiration of 4 weeks, not before.
—All rights revert to the author upon publication.
—Should your piece be published elsewhere, we ask that you acknowledge Ngiga Review as the
first publisher.

You can read the individual submission guidelines for the genres below:


—Submit only one (1) story at a time.
—Your work must be original and must not have been published anywhere else.
—Each story must not be more than 5000 words in length. Longer pieces will not be considered.
—Novellas and Novel excerpts are welcome, provided it falls within the word limit. Translations
are welcome if it is submitted alongside the original piece with the names of the original author
and the translator clearly indicated. We also ask that you make sure you have the legal right to
translate and publish the piece.
—Send submissions to


—These include creative nonfiction, essays on any range of topics, profiles, and avant-garde
compositions about objects or events.
—Submit one piece at a time. Multiple submissions are not acceptable.
—Nonfiction pieces must not be more than 4000 words and must be original.
—Excerpts from works in progress are welcome with same word limit above.
—Send submissions to


—Poetry submissions must not surpass 100 lines and/or five poems which must be contained in a
single document.
—Poems must not have been published elsewhere and must be original.
—Poems must either be single-spaced or double-spaced. Please language matters here; the
poems must be lyrical, sinuous, and contemporary, not archaic.
—Send submissions to


—Send a submission of no more than 3000 words.
—Excerpts from work in progress are welcome.
—Please, be free to experiment with the drama form, if you must.
—Send submissions to

—Interviews must not be more than 2000 words. Reviews will typically not be more than 1000
—The format in the general guidelines above must be followed. Bear in mind that succinct
questions and issues are required here. Do not say what is not needed.
—Send submissions to


We currently accept pictures that seek to bend and mangle stereotypes, arts that are in constant
war with conformity. Works here may also be aligned to a particular philosophy.
—You can send us 2-5 pictures at a time following the general guidelines.
—For art, send between 2-5 works.
—For our official issues of the magazine, 8-10 submissions of art/photography will be required
from an artist. We may choose a single artist or photographer. We may also choose to feature
two artists for a single issue of the magazine.
Send submissions to

In event that you encounter difficulties sending your emails to any of the capture emails for the
different genres, please forward your submission to All further
enquiries/queries regarding submissions and other issues should also be sent to

NOTE: We regret that we are not able to pay contributors at this time but be assured that we are
working to remedy this situation.