We are looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art. Writing that grabs us conveys a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators. Genre fiction submissions are welcome, particularly speculative fiction. We are all writers and artists, so simultaneous submission are encouraged, but please let us know immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere. Previously published work will not be considered, and this includes work published on social media and personal websites. If it available publicly online, that means it is published. Once you have received a response to a submission, please wait two months before sending us a new work. Submitting is free, but please consider tossing a couple of dollars in the feedback option – you’ll receive personalized feedback on your submission! We are closed to regular submissions during the months of January, May, and September as we put together the new issue, although feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open.
- We are closing to regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as of July 11th
- Black creatives can send regular submissions through July 25th
- All works submitted before these dates will be reviewed, no one will rejected because they were not reviewed by the closure date
- Feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open
- We are also looking for a Black creative to submit artwork for the cover
- We will remain closed to regular submissions at least through September first. Issue 20 comes out that month, and we will evaluate at that time what date we will open to regular submissions.
1.) Due to the uncertainty of when things will return to a normal schedule, we will be publishing May’s issue combined with September’s in a special jumbo 20th issue coming the beginning of September!!
2.) We will have a section in issue 20 dedicated to amplifying Black voices. Your work doesn’t have to be about current events or politics (although they can be if that is what you want). Just be a Black author or artist, creating what you love. #blacklivesmatter
3.) We are not accepting COVID-19 fiction or poetic works. The situation is too fluid, and changing by the day. We will however consider nonfiction pieces on a VERY limited basis, and they have to be intersectional to be considered.