Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
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.
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
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
$15
Subscription Price: 
$25
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

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

Tips From the Editor

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

Contact Information

Duriel E. Harris, Editor-in-Chief
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4241
Normal
IL
61790-4241
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Last updated: Aug 06, 2018