Celebrating Women of African Descent

Writer’s Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing to AfroElle Magazine.We are currently accepting feature stories, interviews and articles  that will inspire, encourage, empower and elevate our readers.

We are looking for content in the following areas;

Relationships, Health, Mind, Body& Soul, Spirituality, Business, Finances, Fashion& Beauty, Travel,  Causes, Reviews, Art&Culture, Community, World events, Popular Culture

Submission Guidelines


Your first step should be to read our magazine and become familiar with our style and understand the kind of articles we publish. Do you have a NEW idea; something that has not been covered in our magazine and you think our readers would love? Send us a pitch telling us  about your topic and why you want to write it.

Your articles should be;

  •    Creatively/well written with a personal, conversational and friendly tone
  •     Word limit 500-700 words and feature stories / Interviews {1000-2000 words}
  •     Easy to read and understand.
  •     Add value and knowledge to the reader
  •     Edited prior to submission
  •     Submitted in Times New Roman 12 point font

Title/Bio/ Pictures

  •     Supply headline for your article
  •     Pictures that go with the article should include a source. (attach pictures separately from the article)
  •     Include your name, a bio (maximum 50 words), include ONE link to your blog/ website.
  •     Include a headshot photo

AfroElle reserves the right to edit accepted articles for grammar, length and clarity and the right to use your article in our digital and/or on the website.

Where to submit your article: All submissions should be sent to  

Review Process

Give us one week to review your submission.

NOTE: AfroElle reserves the right to reject an article if it does not suit our mission or vision. You will be duly alerted if your submission has been accepted and if it has, we will inform you when it’s scheduled to appear on our website or in an upcoming issue.


We cannot afford to pay for article submission of any kind but we do appreciate your contribution and hope the exposure will be a great compensation.


Unless scheduling changes, AfroElle’s digital magazine is published six times a year and the website updated every two weeks. Articles should be sent in by on the 1st of every month.

If you would like a theme’s list  for our upcoming issues, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Editorial Calender’.


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  1. Keep up the great work and thank you for the opportunity to submit to your magazine.


  1. We chat with AfroElle’s Chief Editor on her on-line magazine for women of African descent and the regular fashion spreads | Runway254 - [...] a new angle to stories and features. Writers should  check out our Submission Guidelines here  (http://afroellemagazine.com/2011/12/05/contribute-2/) and send in ...

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