Black Women Writers

BLF Press is seeking full-length manuscripts (40,000-80,000 words) from Black women writers. We are especially interested in literary fiction and short story collections. We are not accepting erotica, romance, or horror at this time. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work. If your work is under serious consideration elsewhere, please wait until you've received a decision before submitting it to us. 

We accept Microsoft Word and RTF files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

·      Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font

·      Five-space paragraph indents

·      One-inch margins

·      Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header


General Guidelines:  

We are open to various types of literary work.  While we welcome all submissions that meet our guidelines, we are especially interested in work that centers women of color and same gender loving women.  Our preferred genres are short fiction, literary fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work (this includes work published on blogs).  Prose (fiction and non-fiction) manuscripts should be from 40,000-80,000 words; poetry collections should be at least 50 pages.  If your work is under serious consideration elsewhere, please wait until you've received a decision before submitting it to us. We ask for limited print and electronic rights. 

We accept Microsoft Word and RTF files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

·      Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font

·      Five-space paragraph indents

·      One inch margins

·      Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header

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