Iskanchi Press & Mag

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Established to produce and distribute in the US and Canada, Iskanchi Press is an independent publishing house focused on fiction, essays, poetry, folklore and folktales, children’s books, books on African heroes and history, as written by Africans. We believe that representation demands availability, and by creating and controlling the means to produce our books, we not only show that we are and must be seen, we also ensure that we tell our own stories without erasure, censoring, and whitewashing to suit the sensibilities of the Other. Iskanchi Literary Magazine Inspired by “Iskanchi,” the Hausa word for irreverence, and craziness, Iskanchi Mag will seek out and publish wayward literature by African writers. The idea is to showcase works that engage with and examine what the experimental form looks like in the African literary context. We are interested in pieces that disobey in form and content, in works that bother by being without borders

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@Iskanchipress, Twiiter, Facebook, Instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kenechi Uzor
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Submissions Policy
For books, we accept manuscripts in every genre provided that they honor the craft of writing and are written by Africans. Please submit only one manuscript at a time. For Iskanchi Mag, send us your irreverent and disobedient work too short/small to stand alone as a book. Writers will receive compensation for accepted magazine pieces. We accept all file formats. Submissions should please include a cover letter. We aim to respond to submissions within three months, hopefully earlier. All submissions should be sent to [email protected]
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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