Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction embraces the fullness of Black lesbian experiences— conveying how richly emotional, loving, passionate, adventurous, and talented we are. The editors seeks 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 and lives
affirm our gifts as writers and lesbian women.
Submissions: All submissions should be previously unpublished work. Short stories should range from 1500–5000 words. Two entries per person are welcome, although only one may be selected for publication. Submit Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or rich text files (.rtf) with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. Each submission should be a single document attached to your email. Name the document as your first and last name [e.g. “Janesha Doe” or “Janesha_Doe”]. Do not send submissions in the body of the email. We also request a bio of 200 words. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation & Rights: Authors will receive one payment of $25.00 USD upon acceptance and one printed copy of the anthology. Authors may purchase print copies of the anthology at cost.
Deadlines & Acceptions: Submissions are due on May 31, 2015. The editors will acknowledge the receipt of all submissions. Contributors whose work is selected for publication will be notified on 6/30/15. The anthology will be published and available on 9/1/15. Contributors will receive updates about the progress of the publication. Payments will be disbursed on 7/15/15.
S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle are the Editors.
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