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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.
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, poetry
Patricia Smith, Samiya Bashir, Tayari Jones
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
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
4 - 8 weeks
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