The Republic is a new publication providing in-depth coverage of underreported stories and issues affecting Nigerians and Africans at large. We champion nuanced and rigorous storytelling in chronicling the realities of Africa and Africans. To achieve this, we work with contributors across Africa and the diaspora to create in-depth stories and report on issues affecting Africans. Our primary offering to authors is a revolutionary editorial process whose impact goes beyond the page. Authors at The Republic do not simply receive editorial guidance from experts; they also go through an immersive and collaborative publishing process that leaves them better storytellers, thinkers and writers.
As of today, all submissions to The Republic are paid. Our standard rates start from:
800 – 1,200 words: N21,000
1,201 – 2,000 words: N36,000
2,001 – 3,000 words: N60,000
For enquiries, please reach us here.
At The Republic, we strive to be a rich source of ideas and knowledge, and to appeal to a general audience without compromising on analytical rigour. Currently, we receive submissions on a rolling basis in the following areas:
We are interested in everything from reviews to longform features. Before submitting an essay to The Republic, please read our guidelines and our style guide, which details our latest rules on spelling and formatting. For samples of what we’re really looking for, see our Best Writing of 2022.
Are you thinking of writing in The Republic? Here are some authors on why you should:
‘I am especially grateful for the chance to write for The Republic because of the great people behind it. Working with the editorial team for me was a pleasant experience. The editing and collaborating process was fluid and the feedback always encouraging.’
‘The Republic’s editors are profoundly inventive―they get you to express your muddled thoughts in the most lucid and accessible way. Each editing process has left me a better writer not least because of the prod to problematise one’s taken-for-granted presuppositions and to back one’s contentions with logic and empirical evidence. Knowledge produced through such thorough reviews is bound to be refined―unsurprisingly, thanks to the editors’ expertise, the published opinions and essays are almost always measured.‘
‘The editing process is very exhaustive at The Republic. The entire editorial team leaves no stone unturned in line edits, structural edits, and fact-checking, while simultaneously not undermining your position as the “writer”.’
‘I have always found working with the editors at The Republic to be enlightening and enjoyable. The editors are industry professionals and researchers who are vastly knowledgeable and experienced on the subject matter. The three-stage editorial process itself is thorough and robust, ensuring the work is at optimum quality before it is published. I am always amazed by how enriched the finished work is as compared to the first draft, both in writing quality and in the strength of the arguments put forward, and this is down to the efforts of the editorial team.’
Once you’re sure that your submission meets our requirements, please fill the form below.