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.


Submissions are now open for issue 29 | September 2020 edition of The Shallow Tales Review literary magazine!

The Shallow Tales Review is accepting submission of fiction, articles, reviews, poems, one-act plays, essays, art photographs, and thoughts that touch on the sensibilities of the African.

“Note: 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We DO NOT publish horror, sci-fi, travellogues or any sociological piece without the slightest literary tilt.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: theshallowtalesreview@gmail.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. Poems could come in any length. We accept a maximum of three entries at a time. Files should be saved with the title of the work.”

Read the full SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and send your work.

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