Call For Submissions: Black Cat Art and Fiction Needed

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Black Cat Magazine 

About: Black Cat Magazine focuses on speculative fiction, poetry, and art. Send them your fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, magical realism, dystopian fiction, steampunk, cyberpunk and all the other punks. For this issue in particular, they are looking for both the dystopian as well as the utopian, hopepunk and solarpunk. But they are also always open to publishing anything that moves them. So if your work fits the theme, but isn’t so much on the speculative genre side, that’s okay. Send it anyway!

The theme for Issue 2 is Apocalypse. In so much of the popular imagination, an apocalypse is the end of the world as we know it, the end of everything. For Indigenous peoples worldwide, it’s the end of the world(s) before colonization. Or, maybe, it’s a revelation, an uncovering of something hidden, new, and maybe even better…

 

SPECIAL CALL FOR ISSUE 2 COVER ART

Want to have your art featured on the cover of Issue 2? Send them your apocalypse themed art for cover consideration! There are separate submission guidelines for cover art than other art, but all cover art submissions that are not chosen will also be considered for placement inside the issue. See below for cover art specific submission guidelines.

    • You may submit up to a maximum of three works of visual art (including photography) at a time.
    • For accessibility purposes, as part of your submission summary please include the title and a written physical description for each individual piece of visual art you submit.
    • high resolution .jpeg or .png file that are at least 300 dpi are preferred 

Cover Art Submission Guidelines:

    • You may submit up to a maximum of three works of visual art for cover consideration.
    • For accessibility purposes, as part of your submission summary please include the title and a written physical description for each individual piece of visual art you submit.
    • All cover art submissions must be high resolution png file of at 300 dpi. ​
    • All cover art submissions must be in portrait page orientation, and 8.5 x 11 inches in size or an equivalent size ratio.

General Guidelines: 

    • Multiple submissions are allowed. See below for specific fiction, poetry, and art guidelines.
    • We don’t generally provide feedback on rejected submissions. We’d love to, but we just don’t have the time.
    • All submissions are done via email, send submissions to [email protected]
    • Please title both your email and your submission document with the following format [Submission Type – Your Name] ex: [Poetry – Joe Smith] or [Fiction – Janet Doe]

Submissions: 

    • We do accept submissions of stories where talking cats are the main character. We’d be huge hypocrites if we didn’t.
    • We do not accept non-fiction submissions at this time.
    • We do not accept submissions of translated work at this time.
    • We do not accept submissions of work in languages other than English at this time but hope to in the future.

​In your email​

      • a very brief cover letter to tell us a bit about yourself and give us your Twitter and/or Instagram handle (if you have one) to help us promote your work if it is accepted for publication​
      • a third person bio of no more than 100 words​​

As attachments​

      • your stories or poems in.doc, .docx, .rft, or .txt format 
      • .png or .jpeg attachments if you are submitting visual art.

More details about guidelines and submissions HERE

Pay: $30 per published contribution

Deadline: Submit to [email protected] by July 31st at 11:59 pacific time