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Dominican Writers: Black Lives Matter

About: Dominican Writers Association is a platform dedicated to supporting and promoting the works bycreative writers of Dominican descent in the genres of Fiction, Poetry & Creative non-fiction. Our mission is to provide them the tools and resources to continue developing their craft and reach the heights of the literary cannon. We seek essays that investigate contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. We are especially interested in essays that discuss the black writers’ responses to personal and public deaths.

Submissions:

  • Creative submissions (1 elegiac poem, short prose pieces) OR 500-700 word essay
  • Can submit in either English, Spanish, or Spanglish
  • MUST Include full name, short Bio and social media handle with your submission.
  • NOTE that we are centering black voices, please do not submit if you do not identify as African descent.

Pay: n/a

Deadlines: The entire month of June. Submit at https://www.dominicanwriters.com/submit-writing

Interstellar Flight Press: BIPOC Flash Fiction

About: Interstellar Flight Press a new indie speculative publishing house. Our flight plan includes focusing on the most rare and beautiful of books and ideas. We want to feature innovative works from the best up and coming writers in science fiction and fantasy. We’re opening submissions to BIPOC for flash fiction at pro rates. For the rest of 2020, we’ll publish one flash fiction story a month from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) writers who re-envision the future. We want to hear your alternate endings.

Submissions: Submission guidelines can be found at https://www.interstellarflightpress.com/submissions.html

  • Previously unpublished flash fiction (up to 1,000 words). You may submit up to 3 pieces.
  • Speculative genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, or any other interpretations.
  • By writers of color (please let us know how you’d like to be identified).
  • Collaborative pieces are welcome.
  • Please send your complete story in Standard Manuscript Format as a .doc or .docx. If submitting multiple pieces, please include all 3 pieces in your document. We require a cover letter with bio.
  • All work should be original and previously unpublished.
  • Please include a content warning if your piece contains traumatic imagery.

Pay: $80 per piece.

Deadlines: Open from June 5 – July 10.

 

Urban Ivy: Celebrating Black Fatherhood

About: Urban Ivy is an Atlanta-based publisher focused on producing books that promote personal discovery and connection. We do this by collaborating with writers and creatives to turn ideas, meaningful dialogue, and art into books that challenge the way we think, discover, and interact with ourselves and the world around us.

Submissions: Submit through the form at https://www.urbanivy.co/submissions. We are currently seeking artwork, photography, personal essays, poetry and other visual art that portrays and celebrates black fatherhood. We’re specifically looking for work that reflects the positive impact that black fathers have within their families, in their communities and society, and across generations.

Pay: $50 stipend.

Deadlines: June 18th.

Good Vibes Zine: Diversity Themed Zine

About: With everything going on in the world right now and pride month coinciding, we believe now is a good time to highlight the experiences of those with unique voices while spreading positive and important messages.

Submission: Submit to [email protected] Special attention will be given to minority artists (such as POC, members of the LGBT+ community, and disabled/neurodivergent folks) submissions, but work is welcome from others too.

  • No NSFW.
  • Must be 15+ to submit.
  • No hostility and/ or hatespeech welcome.
  • Submissions must be original work.
  • All image files cannot be bigger than 7/9 inches.
  • Writing is 1,000 words max.
  • Please state if you wish to remain anonymous. If not, include a short blurb about yourself.
  • Each individual is allowed 2 entries

Pay: N/A

Deadlines: June 25th.

Les Zines de Frida

About: A zine library located in a vegan Café in Trois-Riveres Quebec. People can buy and read zines while enjoying a meal, snack, or just watching the river flow by. We are inviting zine makers to post about their zines on our Facebook page!

Submissions: Any and all kinds of zines, anything about zine making or zine makers themselves, upcoming zine events, current zine projects, how other people can obtain zines, and other information regarding zines!

Pay: Volunteer submissions

Deadlines: Accepting submission on an ongoing basis. You can post directly to their page (it will be read before being posted) or send them a message. https://www.facebook.com/lesZinesdeFrida/

Interzine

About: A digital magazine that lies at the intersection of history and global politics. Unlike traditional news outlets, we make history the focal point in the discussion of contemporary issues. By examining the ever-changing interpretations of historical events, we discover links between the seemingly unconnected to better contextualize what you hear about in the news.

Submissions:  We are looking for contributors for an upcoming series of articles focused on the protests taking place across the US at present. Open to writers from all backgrounds— activists, educators, academics, journalists—and particularly would like to hear from individuals of color. Interested in pieces that, in accordance with our mission, focus on history’s role in contextualizing, explaining, and shaping these current events and how history is being utilized politically at this moment in time.

Pay: Voluntary submissions

Deadlines: We invite anyone interested to send pitches to [email protected]

 

Feels Zine Issue 12: Freedom

About: What does it look like to fight for freedom? What does it mean to be untethered and free? In an unjust world, how do we find liberation? In Issue 12, we explore the internal struggles, the external forces, and how we make our place as the unique souls we are.⁠ Feels Zine is a Toronto-based riso arts & words zine about, well, feels.

Submissions: We accept all forms of written and visual artistic expression, as long as we can print it. Please read our Community Guidelines at feelszine.com for more info about our publication, and our Submissions page for formatting your work. This issue will be risograph printed so please be aware that we may ask for edits to your visual art pieces!

Pay: Voluntary basis and contributor copy

Deadlines: Email [email protected] now until June 30th.⁠

Tiny Spoon Issue 6: Solitude

About: Tiny spoon is a bite-size lit mag which features experimental art, poetry, non-fiction, and fiction.  We are especially interested in experimental work, although not exclusively. If you’ve had trouble finding a home for your work because it doesn’t fit into generally recognized categories, chances are your home is right here with us.

Submissions: We invite you to write into experiences and expressions of solitude for our sixth themed issue. How do you experience being with yourself? What is the quarantine and global pandemic experience like for you? How is this space difficult to hold or maintain or serene to find? Is it momentary or prolonged? What creative work comes out of solitude?

Pay: n/a

Deadlines: Closes June 30th. Send to [email protected]

Coin-Operated Press Quaranzine

 

About: Applications are now open for Coin-Operated Press’s first ever collaborative zine! We are super excited to make our first zine with you, and we cannot wait to receive your submissions. This month’s theme is all about the COVID-19 crisis, and our current Lockdown situation. We would love you to respond with your thoughts on the crisis, social distancing, how you have been affected, what you are looking forward to once we start to return to normal, your future predictions, and any other responses you may have to this pandemic!

Submissions: We are looking for: articles, illustrations, short stories, photography, poetry, artwork of any medium, short essays, recipes, comics, collage, and anything else that will fit into a zine!

Please send us the following details along with your submission:
The name/credit you would like printed in the zine.
Your pronouns.
The city and/or country that you live in.
Your contact details that you would like printed in the zine.
A short one-sentence bio.
A profile photo or image for your bio.
A short description of your work and how it fits with the theme.

Pay: n/a

Deadlines: The deadline is midnight (GMT) on the 12th of June 2020. Please email submissions to [email protected]

 

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