Write For Us

We're always looking for new writers.  If you’ve got a story that will inform our readers  with stories about Africa and its Diaspora that are inspiring and  insightful, we want to hear about it.  However, you don’t need to wait for a specific story. Just give our readers a fresh perspective on a topic that you're passionate about or keeping you up at night!  

If you're looking for a topic or idea to write abouttake a look at our Suggestions for Submissions page, select an idea and contact us.

Other suggestions when considering your topic or idea are:

  • Events - What events have you attended recently? What were the major insights? Who did you meet? What event will you be attending? Are there any potential interviewees?
  • Read news stories - What's topical? What are the major issues and challenges and who are affected by it?
  • Are you passionate about or have a strong opinion on a certain topic? Research what experts are saying on the topic or interview an expert in that field.

What We're Looking For...

AfricaOracle is focusing on telling the stories of people, communities and projects doing amazing things, overcoming great odds and comming up with solutions to to the issues and challenges faced.  Thereby providing our readers with human stories that showcases incredible stories.  By featuring these stories, we hope that their solutions can be scaled up, expanded upon and shared, therby broadening their reach and application.   

If you would like to write for us about a specific issue, topic or idea, please read our submission guidelines before getting in touch.

 

You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback we can give you. Keep in mind that we only accept original content—we do not publish anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog).

Before you submit, look at our style guide and recent articles for insight into structuring and formatting your piece, and make sure your submission:

  • Has a theme and offers a clear narrative—not just a list of tips and tricks.
  • Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.

For some wise words on the writing process, see "Writing is Thinking".

What we publish

We publish the following types of content:

  1. Feature stories / Articles
  2. Photos of your Africa
  3. Videos of your Africa
  4. Blog posts that are short and sweet. 

All submissions should be on well-considered / researched subjects that fall within our list of topics on our Suggestions for Submissions page. 

How To Submit (and what happens next)

  • Email us your submission at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Along with your  submission, kindly include your:
    • Biography
    • CV
    • A photo of yourself
  • We prefer submissions as Word Documents so that we can easily provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft (you may also send us a Google documents).
  • Your submission will be reviewed to determine whether it’s a potential fit. 

Here’s what happens after you press send:

  • Your submission will be reviewed to determine whether it’s a potential fit. 
  • We will get back to you with feedback and let you know if we’re interested.  If your submission is unsuccessful, we will attempt to provide you with feedback. Please note that due to the high numbers of submissions, it might take a while for us to process your submission. 
  • Once you’ve addressed our comments, send your revised draft back. We will discuss it again and let you know if we want to accept it.
  • If we accept your article, we will work closely with you on things like organization, argumentation, and style.
  • We’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. We can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.

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