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MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW (ISSN: 2710-2033) is a new and innovative pan-African, multi-lingual journal for seasoned and budding storytellers. Founded by Tendai and Ellen Machingaidze, a mother-daughter team from Zimbabwe, MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW will be published bi-annually in January and June.

Many of Zimbabwe’s indigenous languages are not well represented in literature. We believe that culture is embedded in language. As such, voices from Africa should be heard not only in English, but in local languages as well. MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW is a unique grassroots venture in that we aim to promote and publish writing in all 16 of Zimbabwe’s official languages, beginning with English and Shona in the inaugural issue, Ndebele in our second issue, and Nambya in our third issue. In Issue #4, we will be introducing the Tonga section of our magazine.

As “the smoke that thunders” rises from the great Batoka Gorge, so too the voices of Mama Africa’s children will rise and be heard around the globe.



  • People born in Africa/born to a parent from Africa/have been a resident of an African country, who are living on the continent or in the diaspora

  • Age 18 and over (except for designated competitions that will be announced)






  • Original work only

  • Previously unpublished (this includes social media and blogs)

  • Only one submission per person per issue

  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted but should be retracted in writing via email when accepted for publication elsewhere

  • The author/copyright owner agrees to license their work(s) to MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW to exclusively publish online and distribute the work(s) throughout the world for a period of six (6) months from the date of publication. After six months, the author/copyright owner is free to publish the work(s) elsewhere provided they credit MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW as the first publisher of the work(s).

  • MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW is a non-profit venture. We do not make any money from our magazine or website. Our editors use their own time and resources to read, select, edit, and publish submissions. As such, MOSI OA TUNYA REVIEW does not pay its contributors. 

  • Please note that we will only reply via email (after the submission deadline) if your work has been accepted for publication. If you do not hear from us by the time the next issue of MOSI OA TUNYA has been published, then your submission has not been accepted for that issue. You will have to enter a new submission to be considered for publication in issues that follow.



  • Fiction 

           - English, Shona, Ndebele, Nambya, or Tonga

           - Title and Name of Author at top of first page

           - 3000-5000 words

           - Typed, 12-point, Times New Roman font, Single-spaced


  • Nonfiction

           - English, Shona, Ndebele, Nambya, or Tonga

           - Title and Name of Author at top of first page

           - 3000-5000 words

           - Typed, 12-point, Times New Roman font, Single-spaced

  • Children’s Stories

           - English, Shona, Ndebele, Nambya, or Tonga

           - Maximum 1500 words

           - State target age group in body of email

  • Poetry  

           - 1-3 poems 

           - English, Shona, Ndebele, Nambya, or Tonga

           - Please provide titles for your poems and for your mini collection


  • Photography/Drawings/Paintings

           - Theme: "AFRICA IN BLOOM"

           - Maximum 5 pieces



  • Email your submission as an attachment (.docx for written work/.jpg for pictures) to:

  • Include the TITLE of your submission and the CATEGORY as the Subject of your email

  • Attach a photo/headshot of yourself (.jpg)

  • Include in the body of the email:

          - Name and Age

          - City, Country

          - Phone number

          - Biography in the same language as your submission (Maximum 150 words)

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MosioatunyaMag and check out our blog for writing tips and much more. We look forward to partnering with you to tell our stories to the world!


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