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An online journal of literature and the arts offers visitors from around the world outstanding fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews, as well as plays, visual art, new media, and video essays.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

PaysYes

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Fee$3

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We are able to publish long works in all genres, but query Blackbird before you send a prose piece over 8,000 words Double-space, please. We primarily look for short stories, but novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained.

Nonfiction

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We are able to publish long works in all genres, but query Blackbird before you send a prose piece over 8,000 words. Double-space, please. We primarily look for personal essays, but memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Unsolicited book reviews and criticism are not considered.

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

No less than two poems

Translation

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

No specific limitations

Play

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please submit a cover letter, either in the Submittable box provided or as the first page of your submission; if you have previously published with Blackbird or received encouragement on a previous submission, please include that information as well.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

32

Total submissions tracked

171 days

Average response time

-

Average acceptance rate

80 days

Fastest response time

281 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2283 days

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About

an online journal of literature and the arts

Founded

2002

Country

US

blackbird.vcu.edu

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    Editor Mary Flinn avatar

    Mary Flinn

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Waverley Vesely avatar

    Waverley Vesely

    Managing Editor

    Editor M.A. Keller avatar

    M.A. Keller

    Online and Founding Editor

    Editor Gregory Donovan avatar

    Gregory Donovan

    Founding Editor