Limited Demographic: Writers from the African diaspora

We are looking for brave works of speculative short fiction by authors from the African diaspora that reject regressive ideas of blackness, respectability politics, and stereotype. Please submit your bravest, blackest, most difficult to sell stories to us. We want to read them.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Temporarily closing for submissions on Nov 1, 2018 (Begins 10 days from now)
  • "Hair" Theme - Jan 1, 2019 thru Jan 31, 2019 (Begins 71 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Apr 1, 2019 thru Apr 30, 2019 (Begins 161 days from now)
  • "Chains" Theme - Jul 1, 2019 thru Jul 31, 2019 (Begins 252 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
2000 to 7500 words
2 cents/word

7500 to 15000 words
2 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 5 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
30 min | 37.40 mean avg | 38 median | 47 max days
40.00% - avg 38 days
60.00% - avg 36 days (66.66% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
1 pending responses (2 min | 2 mean avg | 2 median | 2 max days waiting)
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