The submissions window for fiction and poetry is currently closed. The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is still open for entries. We will be accepting general submissions for fiction and poetry from July 1st.
Wasafiri welcomes original, quality contributions from poets, fiction writers, academics and critics from all cultural backgrounds. Submitted work is blind reviewed by writers, critics and academics, ensuring Wasafiri’s long reputation for forging new perspectives and publishing the best in contemporary writing today.
Wasafiri is uniquely an academic journal and a literary magazine.
Wasafiri is a peer reviewed journal and listed in the Thompson Reuters Arts & Humanities Citation Index. We welcome quality articles, essays and journalistic prose on a wide spectrum of literary and cultural subjects from around the world as well as short story, poetry and life writing submissions.
Please be aware that we receive a large number of submissions, therefore the consideration process can take up to six months.
Please refer to our general guidelines, and style sheets, available to download here:
|Academic articles||5000 – 7000 words|
|Essays/Fiction/Interviews||4000 – 6000 words|
|Book reviews of one title||800 – 1000 words|
|Book reviews of two titles||1000 – 1200 words|
|Review Essays||2500-3000 words|
|Poems||Maximum of 5 poems|
All submissions must be submitted via our online submissions portal.
The submissions portal is managed by our academic publisher Routledge which therefore asks for details of your institution, please write ‘None’ if this is not applicable to you.
You will be asked to submit two copies of your work, one with your contact details included in the copy, and one without your details in the copy.
Work should be submitted as a Word document or equivalent (no .pdf files).
If you are interested in reviewing for Wasafiri, please contact the Reviews Editor firstname.lastname@example.org and include a recent sample of your writing (preferably a book review), as well as a short CV, your affiliation (if applicable) and contact details. There will always be a list of titles we are keen to review, though we welcome suggestions of other titles.
If you are a publisher, please post review copies to the address below, or email details to email@example.com, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to review every title we receive.
Please post review copies to:
The Reviews Editor
Wasafiri c/o School of English and Drama
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road