Call for Submissions for Black Magic Women
This is a closed call for the women who were listed in 80 Black Women in Horror.
We’re looking for 20 short horror stories between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length, by women who were featured in the biographical reference book 80 Black Women in Horror.
Theme: Black Magic Women. This is not only about the black women who write the stories. These stories should include black women in some meaningful way. We are actively seeking stories with diverse people as the protagonists. Do not send us stories where the diverse characters are tokens and sidelined to secondary or villainous roles.
Magic in the title refers to Black Girl Magic, so bonus points for referencing that in some way in the story. Stories do not necessarily have to incorporate magic, but bonus points for incorporating some sort of magic practice or object into your storyline.
This will be curated by Sumiko Saulson, author of “80 Black Women in Horror, and published on Mocha Memoirs.
We want your best, polished, and ready to publish work. We want fresh, invigorating, and diverse stories. We are actively seeking stories with diverse people as the protagonists.
Pay: $10 Flat Rate, and print books available at cost to author
Terms: First electronic and print rights (no reprints, please). Held 12 months after publication
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Send your submissions to Sumiko Saulson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please format your manuscript 12 point Times New Roman double spaced. Include your name and story name at the top of the manuscript, centered.
Email Nicole Kurtz at email@example.com if you have contract or publishing questions.