Mukana is accepting submissions for our second 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 -YA and Adult). Mukana does not publish self-help books, picture books and previously self-published books. 

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.

We are looking for short stories for our 2023 Anthology of African Writing. As the title suggests, authors need to be from an Africa country.

Full length manuscripts can be from authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East and Asia.

After a successful inaugural Anthology of African Writing, Mukana Press is looking for fiction short stories by African authors for our 2023 anthology. 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.

Additional information:

Link to the 2022 anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Newlyweds-Window-Anthology-African-Writing/dp/0578297981

Mukana Press is accepting submissions for our second cohort of titles. Our Press was formed out of a desire to give writers from underrepresented communities the opportunity to share their work. We seek to champion authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East, and Asia


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 We do not publish self-help books, picture books and previously self-published books.


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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