૧૦:૧૦ Press. London.



The Black Anthology

 ૧૦:૧૦ Press will be creating a series of anthologies about Black. The Black experience, Black history and Black power. Each anthology will be themed and will include poetry, short stories, essays, illustrations and a few pages of a graphic story.

To be clear, this call is for published or unpublished writers and artists of colour who identify themselves as black. Also, I am especially keen to see submissions from black female unpublished writers and artists.

To be artistically active seems to be only for the young and this needs to change. This submission call will mainly be read by the younger generation and the request is for this generation to spread the word to the older generations or collaborate with them.

The theme for 2019 is language.

The writer can also submit their own illustrations/artwork or collaborate with an artist.

A few selected pieces will be considered for collaboration with an illustrator. This will take place after receiving the writer’s consent.

Visually, the words should be in harmony with the illustration/artwork, therefore I am requesting the illustration/artwork be in black and white.

Author and artist will return rights to their work, though if published authorisation is given automatically for ૧૦:૧૦ Press to use your work in relation to the anthology.

No fan-fiction, hate speech, or excessive violence/gore/sex/crude language

The editor has one essential criteria: if you regularly use plastic bags when shopping, please do not bother to submit. This is not something I can regulate or check, but a matter of principle. The editor is trying to recycle as much as possible. She is no angel, but is trying.

There is no deadline.  This is an open submission window with the intention to publish the anthology in 2019.  

I will announce the closing of the submission window with two weeks notice.  Please follow one of the social media accounts to receive this announcement.

Please submit up to 1 - 3 poems and they should be no longer than 40 lines

Please submit up to 1 - 3 short stories or 1 essay and I will consider 100 to 5,000 words in length.

If you would like to submit a few pages of a graphic story, please initially email with your storyboard idea.

All work submitted must be original and must also be previously unpublished. This also includes any work published on social media sites

Please submit in one Word/PDF document, Times New Roman, double spaced, 12-point and title the file as follows: Last Name_First Name_The Black Anthology.

Also include a short bio of no more than 50 words and if you have one, your social media handle.

The size of the anthology will be 6 x 9 inches.

This is a self-funded project and therefore I cannot offer a fee to those poets and artist published in the anthology. One complimentary copy of the anthology will be given to each published writer and artist.

Not all submissions are guaranteed acceptance into the anthology.

All authors retain the rights to their work and simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your work is later accepted elsewhere, please let me know.

Please send all submissions to submission.1010press@sofiaamina.com.

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