Lolwe Calls for Submissions to Issue 6

The issue will be guest-edited by Tlotlo Tsamaase, Frazier Michael, and Lucky Grace. It opens for submissions on August 1.
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Lolwe Issue 3. Photo credit: "young and hurt" by Teddy Tavan.

Lolwe Issue 3. Photo credit: "young and hurt" by Teddy Tavan.

Lolwe will be open for submissions for Issue 6 from August 1, 2022. The issue will be guest-edited by Tlotlo Tsamaase (Botswana), Frazier Michael (Japan), and Lucky Grace (Rwanda).

Lolwe is an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, literary criticism, personal essays, photography, and poetry. Founded in January 2020 by Troy Onyango, the magazine has a Pan-African focus with the areas of interest being Africa, the Caribbean, and the Black diaspora. Lolwe aims to publish more work by Black writers as this is a way to ensure greater visibility for stories by Black people and to give a platform and space for the “Black imagination.”

To date, Lolwe has published writers from over 40 countries including: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, USA, UK, Germany, and France, among others. 

Lolwe also offers online creative writing workshop-style classes and masterclasses by some of the best African writers through the platform Lolwe Classes.

Read the submission Guidelines.

For further questions or clarifications, please email

Lolwe is a Kenya-based Pan-African magazine of literature and photography, founded by Troy Onyango. We have released four issues, in June 2020, December 2020, June 2021, and December 2021. We organize the Lolwe Classes, a series of creative writing workshops on Zoom.

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