AGNI is currently open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The magazine has published an amazing number of talented writers, including Sarah Ladipo Manyinka, Chika Unigwe, Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.

According to their blog: “We look for writing that catches experience before the crusts of habit form—poetry and prose that resist ideas about what a certain kind of writing “should do.” We seek out writers who tell their truths in their own words and convince us as we read that we’ve found something no one else could have written.”

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.

Who can submit to AGNI:

  • Writers from anywhere in the world.
  • There is no submission fee.

How to submit to AGNI:

  • Submit a short story of any length.
  • Or a nonfiction piece.
  • Or a packet of five poems.
  • Submissions should be in English. Translations from other languages into English are welcome.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • The submitted work must be original.
  • Use page numbers.
  • Double-space prose submissions.
  • Submit online here.
  • Or by post to: 

AGNI Magazine

Boston University

236 Bay State Road

Boston, MA 02215

  • The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.

To Better Your Submission:

Check out this article on how to write good poetry from Kaveh Akbar, and these reviews and recommended stories here and here, and these tips from TJ Benson on how to write good short stories, as well as this interview with six of the best Nigerian poets writing today.


  • AGNI pays $10 per printed page, for fiction.
  • And $20 per printed page, for poetry, up to $150.
  • Writers published in the print magazine will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.


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