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LampBlack Lit

Literary Magazine




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provides monetary relief for Black writers and strives to expand the reach of their work because critical engagement with Black culture is a necessary and radical act

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Pays$350 per piece

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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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 350 per piece

No more than 20 double-spaced pages.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 350 per piece

No more than 20 double-spaced pages.


Payment: $ 350 per piece

No more than 10 pages. You can submit individual poems, as long as they total 5 separate pages, sent in the same document.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Not specified.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    all Black writers

  • Formatting

    Double-spaced, paginated pages, 12-point font.

  • Author's rights

    Not specified.

  • Additional info

    Payment. If your submission is selected, you will be awarded $350 and an invitation to read your work live alongside other authors upon publication. If your piece is rejected, Lampblack offers brief feedback for those who reply requesting it. If you cannot afford to purchase one of our earlier issues and would like to read it before submitting, please reach out to us at informing us of your situation and we will ensure you are provided with a digital copy of the magazine free of charge.

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