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Transition Magazine

Literary Magazine

Poetry

Nonfiction

Fiction

Interview

Photography

Art

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We are a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the African Diaspora and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 4 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • 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

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Poetry

Max pieces: 7

5-7 poems

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

essay

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

We publish short stories as well as excerpts from forthcoming novels.

Interview

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

We love to publish interviews by and with scholars, writers, artists, filmmakers, activists—anyone doing something interesting and unique in the black world.

Photography

Max pieces: 10

Art

Max pieces: 10

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Transition does not accept multiple submissions within a four-month period. Within a season, an author may submit one packet of 5-7 poems, 1 short story, 1 essay, or 1 interview. We expect the nonfiction pieces published in Transition to display the virtues of high-quality literary fiction, especially narrative prose, which leads the reader naturally from one sentence to the next. Rich description and attention to voice, tone, imagery, and word choice are all appreciated. We also welcome provocative points of view that stimulate debate. Copies. Transition pays contributors with one print copy of the issue in which their work appears, and the opportunity to reach a broad, international audience.

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Total submissions tracked

52 days

Average response time

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Average acceptance rate

7 days

Fastest response time

96 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    General

    Open

    We accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis.

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About

Founded

1961

Country

US

transitionmagazine.fas.harvard.edu

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    Editor Vasantha Sambamurti avatar

    Vasantha Sambamurti

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Tanya Larkin  avatar

    Tanya Larkin

    Managing Editor

    Editor Robert Reid-Pharr avatar

    Robert Reid-Pharr

    Editor

    Editor Dell Marie Hamilton avatar

    Dell Marie Hamilton

    Visual Arts Editor