BYLINES does not post opportunities that require a submission fee. Learn more.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Nzuri: The Online Journal of Umoja Community at Coastline College

web site


The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/ Fine in Swahili) is to promote artistic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and other writers and artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Nzuri publishes artwork, essays, interviews, fiction, photography, poetry, and digital storytelling. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Identity
  • Unity
  • Culture
  • the Power of Community
  • Mind, Body, Spirit
  • Compassion
  • Transformation
  • College Student Success
  • Social Justice 
  • African Traditions and Rituals that Strengthen Community
  • Experiences about the African and African American Diasporas
Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 8,000 words. Please see website at

Blog Archive