In The Shallow Tales Review, we accept fiction, articles, reviews, poems, one-act plays, essays, art photographs, and thoughts that touch on the sensibilities of the African.
Literary criticisms must concern texts that are of modern and African temperament. For essays, we expect themes to be tackled logically and as clearly as possible. Feel free to break genre restrictions as you wish. We appreciate fluidity as much as we value ingenuity.
We DO NOT publish horror, sci-fi, travellogues or any sociological piece without the slightest literary tilt. We could, however, break our rules for exceptionally great pieces that reflect the African/human condition.
For now, we do not pay contributors, but we hope to do so in the nearest future.
Entries should be sent in by mail to the editor at: email@example.com with “TSTR Submissions” in the subject line.
Non artwork entries should be between 1,500 – 4,000 words and should come in .doc or .docx format. Poetry submissions should not be more than forty (40) lines, per poem. We accept a maximum of three poetry entries at a time.
Files should saved with the title of the work, and in the case of a body of poems, with the first poem in the file.
We would respond as soon as we review for publication.
We only accept one body of work in a genre at a time. Feel free to send in another entry to us if your work was rejected within the submission window.
The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine publishes six times a year in January, March, May, July, September, and November. We begin to receive entries from the 1st of every publishing month. Deadline for submissions is on the 20th of each publishing month