Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

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Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4241
Normal
Illinois
United States
61790-4241
Contact Information
Duriel E.
Harris
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 15 to Jan 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1975
Distributors: 
Publications Unit, Illinois State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Since its inception, Obsidian has featured a range of acclaimed writers and critics including Elizabeth Alexander, Houston A. Baker, Abena John Brown, Octavia Butler, Wanda Coleman, Thadious Davis, Melvin Dixon, Gerald Early, C.S. Giscombe, Terrance Hayes, Essex Hemphill, Gayl Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brenda Marie Osbey, Claudia Rankine, Jerry Ward, and Gloria Wade Gayles among others.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
$15

Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. 

Submission guidelines at https://obsidianlit.org/how-to-submit/

Kirby Kim

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
285 Madison Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10017

Miriam Altshuler

DeFiore and Company
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Third Floor
New York, NY 10003

Sarah Bowlin

Aevitas Creative Management
19 West 21st Street
Suite 501
New York, NY 10010

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal

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c/o Bluffton University Dept. of English
1 University Circle
Box 125
Bluffton
Ohio
United States
45817
Contact Information
Jamie Lyn
Smith
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Bluffton University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
8.00
Issue Price: 
8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
12 +/-

Welcome to Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal. We are committed to young writers- so committed in fact, that we only publish work by writers age 14-24. We are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, original writing that delights us and challenges us. We publish a print edition in the Spring, and an online edition in the fall. 

We publish original fiction, poetry, drama, and a wide range of creative nonfiction, including student journalism. All submissions are reviewed by a team of at least three readers.  

Please note that we only publish writers and artists age 14-24.

Orion

Basic Information
1 Short Street
Northampton
Massachusetts
United States
01060
Contact Information
Diana
Owen
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1982
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Scott Russell Sanders, Rebecca Solnit, Terry Tempest Williams, and many other emerging and well-established writers.
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$35/year
Issue Price: 
$7

Orion is a bimonthly, ad-free literary magazine focusing on nature, culture, and place. We publish essays, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and short fiction that address environmental and societal issues.

Please familiarize yourself with Orion by reading through a few issues of the magazine before submitting.

Cat on a Leash Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
A. A.
Malina
Co-Founder / Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
3

We're focused on showcasing diverse writers because we want to give a platform for stories told from new perspectives, particularly if they are told by marginalized voices. We're not concerned with credentials in terms of prior publications or degrees. Instead, we look for quality writing that stands out, whether it's from a seasoned author or emerging writer.

We recommend reading stories that we have already published to get a feel for the type of narratives we prefer. We also really appreciate crisp, well-revised manuscripts. Other than that, the best way to impress us is by submitting a unique story that leaves a lasting impression.

The Sun

Basic Information
107 N Roberson St
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States
27516
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1974
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$42.00
Issue Price: 
$5.95

The Sun is an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them.

Sarah Yake

Frances Collin Literary Agency
P. O. Box 33
Wayne, PA 19301

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