Speculation: Futures of Literary Magazines

In collaboration with Jalada Africa, Saraba Magazine presents a panel on digital literary magazines at the Storymoja Festival, Kenya

What is the future of literary publications? Given the state of publishing infrastructure in most East and West African countries, the optimism that online journals will continue to matter is worried, or at best skeptical. The panel will examine the history of literary magazines on the continent, the familiar pitfalls, the requirements and benchmark for success, the nature of publishing infrastructure in light of the Internet, with the goal of suggesting a framework for longevity and continued relevance.

Date: Sunday 20th September

Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Venue Nairobi Arboretum (Kanga tent), Nairobi

Participants: Wanjeri Gakuru, Dami Ajayi, Linda Musita, Moses Kilolo, Emmanuel Iduma

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Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work of new writers in Nigeria and other parts of the African continent. Since 2009, we have published several issues of a magazine, editions of poetry chapbooks, and online-only work.

Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work of new writers in Nigeria and other parts of the African continent. Since 2009, we have published several issues of a magazine, editions of poetry chapbooks, and online-only work.
Our ongoing Manuscript Project supports the publication of long-form fiction and nonfiction by ten new Nigerian writers.
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