a) Pieces of nonfiction/reportage from across Eastern Africa (DR Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania) that are big on STORYTELLING.

b) We accept memoir.

c) In the rare occasions when we accept essays, the essay has to be truly rare.

d) We may accept one or two pieces from outside Eastern Africa per edition.

a) At present, we pay $400 for a 4,000 word piece.

b) Longer pieces can be published as a mini-series, with each piece billed separately.

c) A limited reporting budget may be availed for deeply reported pieces.

d) Photos are paid for separately.

Send the below (as an attachment) to [email protected]:

a) Story idea in less than 500 words.

b) Link(s) to previously published longform.

c) Writer’s bio in less than 300 words.

*Please pitch early for investigations and longer-term pieces.

a) For accepted pitches, you’ll hear back from us within a fortnight.

b) For pitches which may not make the cut but have potential for publication elsewhere on Debunk, you’ll hear back from us after a month in the latest (we are a small team, and have to prioritize projects, unfortunately).