ANNUAL PRINTED EDITION

SUBMISSIONS

III: TRANSCEND

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I: DAWN brought us a morning shining with creative Black talent, but we had to ask, what good is a beautiful morning if you remain asleep? So we began to

II: STIR, the first movements after I: DAWN, a signal of a new stage of collective awakening. However, to II: STIR is to operate within patterns, within a set amount of movements limited by direction…

To redefine, we break free, to take flight, we TRANSCEND.

It's time for our Black creatives to

III: TRANSCEND.

This year we want to see submissions that aren’t afraid to Scale The Walls. Poetry with sensory imagery that shifts us until Down feels like Up and Backwards feels like Forwards. Artwork operating outside of limitation. Fiction with words and worlds that aren’t afraid to play with our sense of reality and pull us towards the sky.  

 

We would love to see think pieces on how we can finally transcend unethical consumption and the need for prisons. Articles that explain the blueprints of our history in order for us to build the future anew. Submissions that explore our Blackness in different spaces and labels, corporate, LGBTQ+, religious, political. Does code-switching, for instance, allow us to transcend definition? How can we transcend perfectionism?

 

The world as we know it creatively and subversively reimagined, what does it look/taste/feel/sound like?

We excitedly invite Black artists, poets, writers, thinkers, and creatives to submit your: artwork, poetry, notes on your phone, fiction, convo screenshots (with permission!), photography, articles, or think pieces to our third annual printed edition. We are looking for work that isn’t afraid to go against the grain, and as always, please feel free to interpret our theme III: TRANSCEND as creatively or as abstractly as you wish. 

 

 

 

show us.

how to submit

ART & FASHION

  • Please submit up to 8 images or photographs with a short description of how your work relates to the theme. 
     

  • All image submissions to be .jpg or .png, and at least 300DPI.
     

  • Up to 3 reviews,  think-pieces, or articles: max. 1,000 words.
     

  • Each piece to be in a  separate document file and attached to an email.   
     

  • Each document should be named after the title of the piece.

FILM & THEATRE //

HISTORY & POLITICS //

LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

  • Up to 3 reviews,  think-pieces, or articles: max. 1,800 words.
     

  • Each piece to be in a  separate document file and attached to an email.   
     

  • Each document should be named after the title of the piece.

POETRY & FICTION

  • Up to 3 poems of 42 lines max. 
     

  • Fiction pieces max. 5,000 words. 
     

  • Each piece to be in a  separate document file and attached to an email.   
     

  • Each document should be named after the title of the piece.

Our submissions window comes around once a year.

Our submissions window is currently OPEN for our third annual '20-'21 printed edition and will close on

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 at 23:59.

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