Submissions (opening November 2020):

Decolonial Passage encourages emerging and established writers to submit to the magazine.  We accept writing from writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project regardless of race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location.  Simultaneoulsy Decolonial Passage centers African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing from the African continent, the Americas, Europe, and beyond.  Read our Mission Statement to get a fuller understanding of Decolonial Passage and how the magazine interprets the concept of passage as both text and movement across geographical space.


We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us that you are submitting with Decolonial Passage and with another publisher.  Also, please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

All work must be your own.

We do not accept previously published work. 

For essays, creative nonfiction and flash fiction, submit one piece only.

Essays and creative nonfiction should be under 5000 words.

Short stories should be under 2500 words.

Flash fiction should be under 1000 words.

For poetry, writers may submit up to five poems.

Format – submit your work in MS Word or doc format. Use size 12 font, double-spaced, Times New Roman with one-inch margins. Please include your name on your manuscript.

Because we currently have rolling submissions, we ask that you submit only once every six months.

Our goal is to have a response to your submission no later than 3 months time.

Decolonial Passage is unable to compensate writers at this time but has the intention of functioning as a cooperative and being able to offer a modest compensation in the near future.

All submissions must include a cover letter and a short and current bio.

Decolonial Passage will nominate for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes in 2021.


At Decolonial Passage we are aware of the vast amount of artistic creativity happening here in the U.S., globally across the Black Diaspora, and within and across other communities as well. Decolonial Passage welcomes submissions from artists, photographers, and graphic designers that relate to the prose and poetry we publish.  Please read our Mission Statement.  We accept up to four high-resolution files containing your work, preferably in PNG or JPEG format, 800-1500 pixels wide.  If any of the work included in your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw that work from your submission.