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Artists

Ongoing
Literature ,
submitted by
NaBeela Washington

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Black Artists & Writers

Writing allows us to imagine a world where oppression and trauma don’t exist. And there is a reality where we are not defined by our trauma(s), but through our power—And you’re invited to be a part of that.

Awake is a digital zine and collection of work by Black authors that explores the power we each hold. For the very first time, Awake will be in print!

Use the prompt below to complete your submission: 

The West is under attack! Protect your frontier and deliver your ‘isms [alive] to collect your bounty! 

While the frontier is often typecast through an old western lens, your frontier can be whatever setting or undiscovered territory you want to explore. This can be a place near to you or a place not yet imagined. 

Your frontier is boundless, without boundaries or borders that limit where or how far your writing can go. Think modern westerns (Greg Neri’s adaption Concrete Cowboy), cross-genre (Jordan Peele’s Nope), or even traditional/revisionist western (Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall). 

Leave no ‘ism’ unturned or territory underexplored. Whether through the region, era, or genre, there are no restrictions defining what, when, or where your frontier exists. Just show us, How the West Was (or still is) Black

How to collect your bounty:

  • Choose your bounty (see below)
  • Document your western encounter with an ‘ism (racism, homophobia, etc.)
  • Turn in your bounty via Submittable

Bounties (money you earn): 

$15 — Haiku, Short Poems (<14 lines), Micro Fiction (under 100-300 words)

SUBMIT UP TO 3 PIECES PER UPLOAD 

$25 — Prose, Short Story, Flash fiction, Creative-Nonfiction (under 1000 words)

SUBMIT NO MORE THAN 1 PIECE PER UPLOAD 

$50 — Hybrid, Experimental, Essays, Long-form pieces. (under 2000 words)

SUBMIT NO MORE THAN 1 PIECE PER UPLOAD 

$50 — All Artwork (includes comics, paintings, etc.)

SUBMIT UP TO 3 PIECES PER UPLOAD

Poems, essays, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and art should illustrate which bounty you wish to collect. 

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SUBMIT HERE.

Details
Deadline: 10.30.2022
Contact
Name: NaBeela Washington
Email: submissions@luckyjefferson.com
Address: Chicago, IL
Phone: 000-000-0000