Submit Article

The Renata welcomes submissions, which may be directed by email to pitch@therenata.com. We advise that articles are written in a Word document and attached to the email.

Interested authors should keep in mind the following guidelines:

The Renata publishes essays, reviews, and book excerpts on a wide range of subjects, with a particular focus on issues related to politics and security, philosophy, governance, geopolitics, economics, technology and culture. From artificial intelligence and the climate crisis to the future of democracy and capitalism, The Renata seeks a deeper understanding of Africa’s most pressing challenges in the 21st century. We do not publish fiction or poetry. Nor do we publish articles focusing closely on partisan politics, or that are written in the style of daily newspaper op-eds.

Articles can range in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words for online submissions and 1,500 to 4,000 words for print magazine submissions. If it is longer than this it can be broken up and published in serialised format.

We expect all submissions to be fully accessible to the general reader. In cases where it is necessary to include technical content or specialised terminology, authors should explain its usage. Citations and other external references must be embedded in the submitted article text with standard hyperlinks.

Unfortunately due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to every email. If you have not had a response from our team within two weeks of your submission date, please assume we will not be going ahead with your article at this time.

If your article is selected we will notify you through email. If your article is not approved, it is The Renata’s editorial policy to not disclose why. Feedback is only given when the publication of an article is contingent on revision by the author. If the author agrees to the suggested revisions, then the paper is published in its revised state.

We look forward to hearing from you.