Submit To BM

Black Matter Magazine is now accepting submissions from women of color for 2017 publications.

  1. January/February- Winter Wonderland
  2. March/May-Spring Into Action
  3. June-August- Sandcastle Disco
  4. Fall/Halloween 2017 Grand Issue.

See below for the submission guidelines for each category! All submissions will be reviewed and you will be provided feedback on your submissions followed by a notification informing you on whether or not your piece was selected to be featured in the magazine. Feel free to submit as many pieces as you want!

All pieces should revolve around the theme which is up to your own interpretation!

ABOUT BLACK MATTER:

Black Matter is an online magazine designed, created and written solely by and for women of color. 

Conceptualized in February of 2016, Black Matter Magazine uses the ideology of “ARTivism” to work against social, economic, and politic injustice and inequality within today’s society. Black Matter is for Black women, by Black women. Black Matter is devoted to annihilating white supremacist ideology and systems of oppression that affect beauty standards, success, and various forms of Black culture. Through celebration, awareness and sisterhood, Black Matter targets the very core with which America functions. Black Matter Magazine is a hub for Black millennials to unapologetically celebrate their lives and creativity.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ARTICLES

Articles are any type of writing in the form of an article or an essay. This includes profile pieces, personal essays, opinion pieces, service pieces and any other type of writing. If you have written an academic essay for a class on a topic that you feel is relevant to the theme, we ask that you revise it to be more casual so that it fits more to your voice.

If you plan on submitting an article, please send us an email with the following:

    –  Name

    –  Description of the topic

    –  What angle/approach you plan to take and/or what you plan to cover in the article

    –  Why this is important to have in the magazine

    –  When you plan on having a first draft finished by

When submitting the actual article, email it as a Word document. Please also include the following:

     –  Title or working title

    –  Your name

    –  Outside sources for credibility

    –  Photographs or artwork to be included

PHOTO ESSAYS

Photo essays are a series pictures that are unified in some way. They should consist of 3 or more photos and pertain to the topic of “comfort”. When submitting, please have your pictures the way you would like them to be published (i.e. editing, cropping, etc).

To submit, share the submission on Google drive with blackmattermagazine@gmail.com in a folder titled “(Your Name) Photo Essay Submission”. If there is an order you would like them to appear in, please name the files accordingly with either letters or numbers.

In the folder, there should also be a document that includes the following:

    –  Your name

    –  Title or working title

    –  Artist’s statement (OPTIONAL)

    – Captions for the photographs (OPTIONAL)

 

POETRY

Poetry should be submitted via email. They should be typed in a word document in the format you would like it to appear in the magazine. Please also include a title and your name. If you do not want a title please specify (No Title).

ART

Please submit a scan of the piece via email or share it with blackmattermagazine@gmail.com on Google drive.

Please also include a document in the folder with:

    –  Your name

    –  The title of the piece

    –  The medium

    –  The size

    –  An artist statement (OPTIONAL)

MISC

If you have any submissions that do not fit into any of the categories above but you would like to still submit to the magazine (e.g. playlists), please email us at blackmattermagazine@gmail.com for more information! Please include a subject.

We are happy to help you with revisions and edits.

If that is something you are interested in, please include that in your email! 

REMEMBER: Please include citations for outside sources! For a list of suggested topics and column ideas, feel free to email blackmattermagazine@gmail.com

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ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:

blackmattermagazine@gmail.COM

ALL GOOGLE DRIVE ITEMS SHOULD

BE SHARED WITH:

blackmattermagazine@GMAIL.COM

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE