Call for Articles

Friday, 21 July 2017 1892 Views 0 Comments
Call for Articles


SECURE is online blog and magazine expounds on the pressing security issues facing Africa and its Youth which ultimately culminates into a platform where these are discussed and alternative solutions formulated.
Our target audience is the youth whom we believe form the largest and most diverse generation in Africa. And it constantly seeks to appeal to a new era of African youth who are fully aware of their surroundings and the issues that are affecting their security both directly and indirectly. A people not only looking to be inspired but one that is ready to change the world.

Call for articles:
We are now seeking article submissions to Secure Publications #August-September Issue 2017, Emerging Conflict Trends in Africa Today.

Please send us your article idea as soon as you can, before writing/submitting a full article. Note that the deadline for idea submission is the 2nd of August 2017 whereas the deadline for submission of the article is 15th August 2017.
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1.Theme Articles: Emerging Conflict Trends in Africa Today
• Review of current conflicts in Africa.
• Study of existing hotspots
• War /conflict stories
• Current security policy reviews and guidelines.
• Country security state bio’s
• Book reviews on books on conflict or history.
• Solution essays
• Feature and written stories of people doing exceptional peacebuilding and conflict transformation work.

For questions and inquiries, reach out to us at with the subject line Secure August-September Issue Inquiry.

For more information on what we do check

Word count/Article Type:
Suggested submission length is from 300 to 2500 words. We invite submissions ranging from photo essays, short vignettes to extensively-developed articles.
We are seeking articles that are reader-friendly, popular-magazine style, rather than in an academic style. We encourage our writers to share their stories and experiences and not limit to writing about challenges or successes- use of descriptive and impersonal language is highly encouraged.

Writer Profile:
We encourage submissions from a diverse group and experts from Africa. Being that secure is a youth-led platform we highly encourage young amateur writers to submit their content as well.
As you submit your article we encourage you to submit a hd headshot photo with a resume and a short bio of yourself.

Pitch and submission
Before you start writing, please see our full Writers’ Guidelines below–­and let us know your article idea so that we can give feedback on how it may fit into SECURE. If you don’t want to write an article but want to submit photos, please see our Photo Guidelines below.

List no more than 12 references at the end of your manuscript. No embedded reference numbers should be included in the text. If you need to attribute the source of key points or quotes, state names in the text and give the full reference at the end.

Please Note:
I. What “Submitting an Article” Means. We will promise to read your article, but we may respectfully decline it and not publish it, or save it and publish it in a future issue. We also reserve the right to edit, shorten, or revise your article. Most of the time we contact authors about this ahead of time and get their comments, corrections, etc.

II. Getting Permission Ahead of Time. Please send the article only when you have permission from anyone you need it from, such as fellow community members. We endeavour to present a diversity of views on SECURE, including controversial or critical views, in a respectful and cooperative manner. If your article may generate controversy or strong reactions, or if the group(s) would want the chance to review it, please share your draft with group members to get their input before sending it to us.

III. Publication Rights. Once your article appears in SECURE, we own first publishing rights. This means your article appears in SECURE and will appear on our platforms first. You retain all other rights to it. If you’d like to use it elsewhere, you can, and we would appreciate your using an attribution line saying, for example: “This article first appeared in SECURE: Life in Cooperative Culture, (date); for further information on secure:”

IV. Photos. If we publish your article, we want to accompany it with compelling images that illustrate your subject. You know your subject best, so we are appealing to you for images. If others in your community or group like taking pictures, they might already have great images to go with your article. If you would like to submit an article but cannot supply photos, that’s fine; however, please give us plenty of notice so that if we use your article we can get an illustrator.

V. By sending in your article, you agree to completely, adequately and exclusively indemnify Secure Publications from any third-party claims on interest, right, breach of same or otherwise arising out of or in connection with any information contained in the article you submit. You also agree to be bound by the rules herein expressed and all other rules made or to be subsequently made by Secure Publication relating to your use of relationship with Secure Publications

Thanks for your contributions!




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