Resolute Publishing and BLF Press are excited to receive submissions for Lez Talk II: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction, a collection that amplifies the diversity of Black lesbian experiences. We operate under the assumption that “lesbian” is not a dirty word and seek submissions from Black women who identify as lesbian and write about lesbian experiences. We welcome submissions from emerging and experienced writers. Submission deadline: July 31, 2017.

We seek 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/lives
  • push the boundaries of storytelling in a wonderfully written way.

GUIDELINES: Submissions accepted via Submittable. Click here for details.

We will only accept previously unpublished work (print or digital). Your short stories should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Two entries per person are welcome, although only one may be selected for publication. Submit Microsoft Word or rich text files (.rtf) with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font. Each submission should be a single document. Name the document as your first and last name and title of your story (e.g., “Janesha Doe Title” or “Janesha_Doe_Title”). Your bio is required (200 word maximum). A high-res, professional photo is optional.

COMPENSATION & RIGHTS: Authors will receive one payment of $25.00 USD upon publication and one printed copy of the anthology.


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