We are interested in language that is elegant and provocative; poetry that informs and engages us in broader cultural conversations.
Rights and Guidelines
We seek unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are ok, just let us know your manuscript is under consideration by more than one publisher. Payment is publication and author copies.
Our mission is to foster and support writers of color and promote equity by means of diversity in literary publishing.
Manuscripts of 18–30 pages are accepted and must include author’s name, contact information, and acknowledgments page. Please title your document in the following format: Title_FirstName_LastName. Example: Cloud Haze_Sherry_Moore. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please inform us if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. We rarely publish outside of our contest(s) periods and there is a reading fee payable via our submission form. Please follow all guidelines to guarantee consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: As a general rule, we do not send out rejections. We will contact you if your manuscript has been selected for publication.