OUR STORY

Founded in February 2021, bigblackbooks is the brand new online publication for Black readers, writers, and publishers. We provide the content you deserve weekly, a new genre spotlighted every other month, and annual issues that put emerging writers in conversation with the big voices.

EVERY MONTH

We publish the content you deserve (think author essays, book extracts, interviews, reading lists, opinions, reviews, and more) every single week. We also spotlight a new genre* every other month. From American satire and women’s self-help to young adult verse novels and British children’s classics, we do it all. This September is all about Queer Memory.

*bigblackbooks is conscious of how white genre categories exclude our modes of storytelling. We aim to trouble these categories and work towards a world where we tell the stories we want to tell, in the ways we want to tell them.

ONCE A YEAR

Our issues are dedicated to featuring the most promising emerging writers and putting them in conversation with the big, established voices. Featuring fiction, non-fiction and the rest, our inaugural issue sits between the live wire of history and our hope for a future, the politics of desire and what gets published. If you are an emerging fiction, non-fiction, or other writer with few to no publications or an established writer who would like to work with us, please submit to Issue 2 to be published in 2023.