Do you want to write for Voices of Africa? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. We consider submissions from all Africans, including those studying/working/living outside the continent.
  2. They must be well written, under 1000 words, and accompanied by a short biography.
  3. Hard news is not what we’re looking for. Features, commentary, satire and humour are.
  4. Share your personal opinion and experiences. Try not to be a spokesperson for an organisation or political party.
  5. Contributions that contain racist, sexist, homophobic or defamatory remarks — or that may be interpreted as such — won’t make it on to the blog.
  6. Write in English, though we don’t mind the odd word or sentence in any other language. Just ensure that the average English-speaking reader won’t feel completely lost.
  7. Fancy yourself as a photographer/videographer?  We’ll happily publish multimedia too.
  8. Submissions that have been published elsewhere first are unlikely to be accepted unless they’re really, really good.
  9. The editorial team reserves the right to edit submissions that are accepted for publication.
  10. Send your submissions to voices@mg.co.za