BLF Press: General Call for Manuscripts

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Call For Submissions

We are open to various types of literary work. While we will consider all manuscripts that meet our guidelines, we are especially interested in work that centers women, including Black women (cis and trans), same gender loving women, non-binary persons, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. Our preferred genres are literary fiction, speculative fiction, and short fiction. Please do not submit if you do not identify as BIPOC.

We are not accepting children’s literature, YA or NA, horror, romance, erotica, or memoir at this time. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work (this includes work published on blogs).  Prose (fiction and non-fiction) manuscripts should be from 40,000-80,000 words. Poetry manuscripts should be at least 50 pages. If your work is under serious consideration by another publisher, please wait until you have received a decision before submitting it to us.

We accept Microsoft Word files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

·      Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font

·      Three-space paragraph indents

·      One inch margins

·      Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header

We only accept submissions through Submittable.


Submission Period
January 4, 2021 -April 30, 2021

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Contact Name
Stephanie Andrea Allen
Contact Title
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
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Poetry Fiction Press