Submissions open for the December issue.
Submissions close November 1, 2013.
Please use our submissions manager.
BLACKBERRY: a magazine aims to be a premier literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets.
BLACKBERRY: a magazine is seeking all forms of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, artwork and photography. However, we are not interested in science fiction, fantasy, or derivative fiction.
We are interested in work that goes beneath the surface and touches the spirit. Your work should explore the universal truths of life while showing the diversity of our experiences.
With all submissions please send a 50 word bio with a website you would like promoted should we accept your work.
You may submit 3-5 poems not exceeding 1500 words, each in a separate document.
All other forms: no more than 2 pieces not exceeding 4000 words.
Artwork must be 2-dimensional, in color or black-and-white, 300 dpi or higher. If applicable, include captions.
All submissions should be inspired by the issue’s theme, usually a key word or phrase, that is open to interpretation by the artist.
Compensation is in the form of a digital contributor’s copy.
Please send all submissions using submissions manager.
Everything will be read, and the most compelling selected. We look forward to reading your work!
Also now accepting submissions for
BLACKBERRY: a magazine’s blog.
We want your spoken word or audio-visual creations, flash fiction and non-fiction under 300 words.
Query before sending in book reviews, interviews, and literary criticism.
These will be accepted on a rolling basis. Previously published work is accepted, just please indicate in your submission where the work has already appeared.
Everything still goes through the submissions manager. Thanks!