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Taking Submissions: Midnight & Indigo – Speculative Fiction / Horror Issue
December 2, 2019
Deadline: December 2nd, 2019
Payment: We offer $75 for Short Stories accepted for publication in our literary journal (eBook, print, and/or audiobook) We offer $50 for Short Stories accepted for online publication on midnightandindigo.com.
Note: This market is for black female writers
Word count: min 1,500 words
We are looking for previously unpublished, character-driven, speculative short stories written by Black women writers – for a special issue to be published in 2020.
Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, fairytale fantasy, and supernatural fiction.
- We offer $75 for Short Stories accepted for publication in our literary journal (eBook, print, and/or audiobook)
- We offer $50 for Short Stories accepted for online publication on midnightandindigo.com.
midnight & indigo is a new literary platform dedicated to publishing short fiction and narrative essays by Black women writers.
Our digital platform, midnightandindigo.com features a diverse array of voices that connect readers to content featuring strong female lead characters or a Black female POV; across the spectrum of experience – a new story is featured every week. We also publish 2-3 multi-author literary journals each year (print/ebook and/or audiobook). Whether you’ve already been published or are just starting out, we want to hear from you!
As a Black woman-owned start-up, we’re so excited that you chose us as a potential medium for your voice.
Calls for Journal Submissions for Short Stories and Personal Essays are held 4x per year, with deadlines on January 5th, April 5th, August 2nd, and December 6th. Book Reviews focused on works by Black women authors are accepted year-round.
To increase your chances of being published, please take some time to review our current content; to gain insight regarding the types of stories that resonate with our readers and editorial team.
Check out our online journal: HERE
Our print issues: HERE
NOTE: Due to volume, please allow 3-4 months to receive a decision from our team.
As a true start-up with an all-volunteer staff, thanks so much for your support as we get up-and-running!