Submissions to the Botsotso Literary Journal
All submissions are welcome. Please send original, unpublished work in any South African language and be careful to keep a copy as we cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to manuscripts and cannot return work.
Simultaneous submission of the same work to several magazines/publishers is not encouraged. However, should you wish for any reason to withdraw work from Botsotso, kindly inform us timeously. All work received is considered by the editorial board but due to the high volume of work received we are not always able to respond to each contributor. As such please bear with us if you do not receive feedback!
No payment for published work is offered as our budget is limited at present but selected work going to print will qualify you for a complimentary copy of the literary journal. Copyright of all published material remains with the author/artist but the proceeds from the sale of the Botsotso literary journal are used for new projects. As a non-profit entity we are struggling to achieve financial self-sufficiency – a very difficult goal to achieve as the “market” for new, original South African writing (especially for poetry and short fiction) is extremely small.
Please remember to include your contact details: name, postal and email address, telephone number.
Botsotso literary journal appears irregularly as a number of important variables have to be satisfied – quality and diversity of submissions, funding, time to edit – but we do attempt to produce at least one edition a year. Some work is included in both the electronic and hard copy versions of Botsotso but we reserve the right to publish in one or the other as circumstances change.
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