Torch Literary Arts


Type Of Organization
Online
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
To promote the work of Black women by publishing contemporary creative writing by experienced and emerging writers alike, to archive contributors' literary work for posterity and educational purposes, and provide resources and opportunities for the advancement of Black women through literary arts.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Amanda Johnston
Contact Title
Founder/Executive Director
Publishes
essays, fiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Patricia Smith, Samiya Bashir, Tayari Jones
Submissions Policy
We curate our monthly features by invitation only. We accept submissions of original creative writing by Black women for our Friday feature. Beginning in December 2021, we will move to open rolling submissions for Friday features. Submissions must be original creative writing not previously published. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, screenplays, and hybrid works. Page limits will be included in the guidelines.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
4 - 8 weeks
Author Payments
cash
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
2006
Number Of Issues Per Year
1
Ads?
no
Average Page Views Per Month
500
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
100
Publish Print Anthology?
no
Fiction
30
Nonfiction
10
Poetry
40
Essays
20

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