Kwasukela Books calls for submissions to create anthologies of short fiction and poetry. Novels and novellas are through solicitation only.

Please note that all submissions are in isiZulu only.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

All submissions must be sent to

Submissions must be attached as a .doc/.docx file. Stories pasted into the body of the email will not be accepted.

All submitted work must be previously unpublished, including on social media.

The body of your email must include your name and a 100 word biography.

Documents must be formatted to Times New Roman, 12pt, double-line spacing.

Documents must not include any identifying information (name, contact details) as submissions are reviewed anonymously.

Short fiction:

We will only accept work between 1,500 – 3,000 words.

We will only accept one short fiction submission at a time.


We accept poems of any length – be creative!

Submit only up to four poems at a time.

Please note that your work may not be accepted if these guidelines are not adhered to.

Happy writing!