We are always looking for stories around books and literature. We publish craft essays and other forms of writing about literary and reading culture.

We do not publish fiction, poetry, photography or book reviews. We do not also cover current literary affairs so announcements of awards/prizes nominees or winners, call for submissions, upcoming literary festivals, etc are not our domain.

Kindly send a pitch of 200 words or less or an essay or no more than 1000 words to info@fifthdraft.lolwe.org

Pay Transparency: The Fifth Draft does not currently have funding and therefore cannot pay for any work that is accepted for publication.