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Black Denim Lit
editors@bdlit.com
  • Type of organization
    online
  • Phone
    (206) 779-2632
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    twitter, facebook
  • Statement
    Black Denim Lit is an imprint of Black Denim Press, LLC. Black Denim Lit welcomes thoughtful writers, new and established. Without entering into a debate as to what qualifies as "literary," we are looking for fiction up to 7,500 words that has unique and lasting artistic merit. We may consider novelettes up to 17,500 words on a case by case basis. We accept novel query letters, including no more than 5,000 words in the query. Why "Black Denim"...? In work clothes, black denim is a less pretentious than khaki and more understated than blue jeans. This typifies the tone of writing style that appeals to us: grounded, approachable and unassuming. Don't get us wrong--bring the grit, complexity, humor and strength. We look at a lot of genre work after all. But our tastes consider that "lasting artistic merit" can emerge from almost anywhere. Does the denim reference imply that we are looking for only "American" stories? No. The work we love comes from all over the world--Afghanistan, India, France, Korea, China, Australia and so on, written by students, graduates, academicians and working-class folk. They are all writers, meaning they write out of pure love for the art form. It shows. We're open for submissions through Submittable.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Christopher T Garry
  • Contact title
    Founder and Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    fiction, reviews, art, gr_novel
  • Focus
    Calling for literary fiction short stories and flash fiction...genre fiction is OK, too. Every issue is made into an eBook.
  • Representative authors
    David W. Landrum, Ted Morrissey, Sean Monaghan
  • Submissions policy
    Rolling monthly deadline, blackdenimliterature.submittable.com. <7500 words, formatted. Submissions get personal feedback. (See website for details)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 4 weeks
  • Author Payments
    cash
  • Contests
  • Number of paid staff
    1
  • Number of unpaid staff
    5
  • Distributors
    Lulu
  • E-distributors
    IngramSpark
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    0
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    0
  • ISSN Number
    2333-9977
  • ISBN Number
    9781312065307
  • Number of Issues per Year
    12
  • Average Page Views per Month
    5000
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
    700
  • Publish Print Anthology?
    yes
  • Anthology Price
    9.95
  • Publishes (%)
    100% Fiction
  • Ads?
    no