BLACKBERRY: a magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

BLACKBERRY: a magazine is an online 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. 

We have published talented up-and-coming artists as well as prize-winning fellows such as Stephania Byrd, Leesa Cross-Smith, Brenda Bell Brown, Tara Betts, Esme-Michelle Watkins, and Cynthia Manick.

We publish print issues quarterly as well as flash and spoken word online.

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 Serial Rights and non-exclusive electronic rights.

With all submissions please send a 50 word bio in your Submittable cover letter. 

Please submit 3-5 poems not exceeding 1500 words, in one document.

All flash fiction and flash nonfiction should be under 300 words.

We love spoken word and audio-visual creations.

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.

Query before sending in book reviews, interviews, and literary criticism. ( 

BLACKBERRY: a magazine