Random Photo Journal/ How To Submit (Pay: ₦150,000)

Mar 28, 2024by Kelechi Okoro0

Random Photo Journal is a Nigerian media platform founded by Arinzechukwu Patrick in 2017.

They are inviting storytellers to submit captivating fiction pieces for potential publication. With a focus on studying the social ecology of neighborhoods and living conditions in West Africa and beyond, they aim to enhance visual communication through film making, photography, and magazine content.

Random Photo Journal is committed to showcasing compelling stories that resonate with their audience. Writers are encouraged to submit their best work and take advantage of this opportunity to have their stories recognized and shared

If you are interested in this paying writing opportunity, please go through the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines For Random Photo Journal

1. Font and Formatting: Submissions should be in 10.5 – 11 pt font size and single-spaced format.

2. Word Count: Fiction pieces should fall within the range of 2200 – 2500 words.

3. Originality: RPJ seeks unpublished works to feature fresh voices in storytelling.

4. Submission Format: All entries must be sent in .docx format to [email protected] with the subject line “Random Photo Journal Fiction Submission”.

What They Want

  • RPJ is looking for well-written fiction across any genre.
  • While this year’s theme, “Fruit of Labor,” is optional, submissions exploring the rewards and challenges of hard work are encouraged.
  • However, writers are free to deviate from the theme as long as their submissions are exceptional.

What They Don’t Want

RPJ does not accept previously published works or entries that do not adhere to the specified formatting and submission guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The submission call is open to all storytellers, freelance writers regardless of nationality or experience level.
  • Writers are encouraged to unleash their creativity and submit their best work for consideration.
  • There is no entry fee.

Author Rights

Authors retain the rights to their submitted works. By submitting, authors grant Random Photo Journal the right to publish their stories in both print and online formats.


The deadline for submissions is 12pm on April 2, 2024. Late entries will not be considered.


The Grand Prize winner will receive ₦150,000 along with the opportunity for their story to be published in both print and online editions of Random Photo Journal. Runner-ups will have their stories published online, with multiple entries selected for publication.

More questions? You can visit their official website.

Good luck to all participants!

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