Call for Submissions: Short Fiction by Black Lesbians | Due July 31, 2017 - (Expired)

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This submission call is now closed. You can find calls that are still accepting contributions at Calls for Submissions.


Resolute Publishing and BLF Press want previously unpublished short stories fromBlack women who identify as lesbian for Lez Talk II: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction. Stories should be 2–5K words, with up to two submissions per writer. Deadline is July 31, 2017. Payment is $25 and a print copy of the anthology.

We seek stories that:

  • Cross a range of fictional genres (e.g., romance, speculative, mystery, humor, horror, coming-of-age).
  • Merge the themes of Black and lesbian; affirm the interconnectedness of race+gender+sexual orientation; express how Black America/America experiences our race+gender+sexual orientation.
  • Explore new subjects and aspects of our experiences.
  • Showcase the uniqueness and beauty of Black lesbian love/lives.
  • Push the boundaries of storytelling in a wonderfully written way.

Find complete submission details and formatting guidelines at Lambda Literary

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