Online magazine of
Contemporary Nigerian Writing
Publishing & Submissions Cycle
***SUBMISSIONS BY E-MAIL
Poems: Submit up to 6 poems on
any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem up
to 200 lines plus 2 shorter poems.
Fiction: Submit Short Stories,
or Excerpts from Novels on any subject or theme up
to 8,000 words long.
Essays: Academic essays may be
up to 10,000 words long.
Plays: Up to 15,000 words.
Reviews and Interviews: These
may be up to 3000 long.
All materials submitted must be
in English Language. We encourage poems written in
Nigerian languages as long as they are sent together
with appropriate translations.
The name of the author as
he/she would like to be credited must appear on the
Please send a photograph of
yourself in Jpeg format to go on your page. (Some
people feel uncomfortable sending their photographs
and have sent pictures of their cats or other pets
instead. The editor does not like that and often
would not read those submissions. If you don't wish
to send a picture, please don't. It is optional.)
Copyright: Once we accept
materials for Sentinel Nigeria, we acquire the
copyright until they have been published. 90 days
after publication, the copyright reverts to the
Simultaneous Submissions: We
discourage simultaneous submissions. The turnaround
time is 8 weeks.
Previously Published Work:
Generally we discourage submissions of previously
published work. If we feel strongly about a
previously published work we may solicit it. If your
work has been published elsewhere and you feel it
has not been given the exposure it deserves, and you
feel strongly about it, by all means submit it, but
please mention where and when it was first
Important: Please submit only
materials that are your original work. Bear in mind
that Sentinel Nigeria is a magazine and not a blog
or discussion forum. Therefore the form and content
of any work published in the magazine is final and
any aspect of the work, or its authorship, may not
be modified after 7 days of publication. Requests
for modification of content, authorship or deletion
will not be entertained. Copyright reverts to all
authors 90 days after publication.
Submission to Sentinel Nigeria