Mukana is accepting submissions for our freshman cohort of titles. We seek to champion authors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds with a focus on authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East and Asia.

We publish full length books (short story collections, memoirs and novels). Mukana does not publish self-help books, picture books and previously self-published books. We welcome YA and Adult novels.

We are particularly intrigued by OWN voice stories, coming of age stories, protagonists wrestling with identity and belonging, stories with international settings, stories about immigration and emigration plus we love strong feminist protagonists. Surprise us though, if you think your work draws readers into untold perspectives and worlds, we’d love to hear from you.


In addition to full length manuscripts, we are seeking short stories from African writers for our inaugural Anthology of African Writing.

Mukana is looking for fiction short stories by African authors to be included in its inaugural Anthology of African Writing. We are looking for original work. Stories previously published only on online literary platforms are welcome if rights were reverted to the author upon publication.


Stories must range between 1000 - 8000 words. 

Please submit work as a Word document, Times New Roman, pt 12, double-spaced.


Each selected submission will receive a $500 advance as well as royalties on book sales.

We are currently accepting submissions for our freshman cohort of titles. We will review submissions on a rolling basis. Please allow for up to 12 weeks for a response. Writers may submit more than one manuscript.

We publish full length books (short story collections, memoirs and novels). We do not publish self-help books, picture books and previously self-published books. We welcome YA and Adult novels.

We are particularly intrigued by OWN voice stories, coming of age stories, protagonists wrestling with identity and belonging, stories with international settings, stories about immigration and emigration plus we love strong feminist protagonists. Surprise us though, if you think your work draws readers into untold perspectives and worlds, we’d love to hear from you.


Please attach the full manuscript.

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