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.
Submissions for the June 15th issue close on April 15th and submissions for the December 15th issue close on October 15th. Every submission received will be read. The response time will vary according to the number of submissions but we will try our best to respond to each piece within 6 weeks.
Please submit no more than one submission in a given genre while a decision from us is outstanding; multiple submissions sent in the same genre will be returned unread. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere. We prefer work that has not been previously published. BLACKBERRY: a magazine asks for First North American Serial Rights.
With all submissions please send a 50 word bio in your Submittable cover letter.
You may submit 3-5 poems not exceeding 1500 words, in one 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.
Compensation is in the form of a digital contributor’s copy.
Also now accepting submissions for BLACKBERRY: a magazine’s blog.
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.
Each review submitted should be on one singular book of poetry, non-fiction, or fiction by a black female (or person who identifies as female) writer. Ideally, authors interviewed should also be women of color. All reviews should be between 500-1500 words.
With all submissions please send a 50 word bio with a website you would like promoted if we accept your work.
Please include a 50 word bio.