Kweli Journal

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Jeffery Renard Allen, A. Igoni Barrett, Jennine Capó Crucet, Cristina Garcia, Angie Cruz, Camille Dungy, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Santee Frazier, Lorna Goodison, Amaud Johnson, Victor LaValle, Aaron Michael Morales, John Murillo, Ed Pavlic, Emily Raboteau, Adrienne Rich, Nelly Rosario, Chika Unigwe, Neela Vaswani
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 30
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Kweli is a quarterly literary publication that celebrates cultural kinships and the role of the literary imagination. It seeks high-quality literary work that is beautiful, sustaining, and profound, and its mission is to nurture emerging writers of color and create opportunities for their voices to be recognized and valued.

Tips From the Editor

In our shared space, you will come to know the lived experience of people of color. Our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean. In English and Spanish, Zulu and Tagalog, a useful past is lying down next to an ailing present. Listen. Grow. Lift.

Contact Information

Laura Pegram, Journal Founder, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 693
New York
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Last updated: Feb 09, 2023