OUR STORY

The brand new online platform and publication all about Black readers, writers, authors, and publishers. A new genre every month and bi-annual issues.

Founded in February 2021 by Jane Link, bigblackbooks is the brand new online platform and publication all about Black readers, writers, authors, and publishers. We are always looking for new ways to support and build up our vibrant literary community across countries and continents. We are open to review copies, interview requests, shouting about your book on social media, and any type of collaborative work with similarly-minded partners. Get in touch at [email protected].

 

 

EVERY MONTH

We publish the Afroliterary content you deserve (think reviews, essays, interviews, reading lists, and more) on a new genre every month. From American satire and women’s self-help to young adult verse novels and British children’s, we love it all. This March is for Short Stories.

bigblackbooks is conscious of how white genre categorisations pigeonhole writers and exclude our modes of storytelling. Our goal is to trouble how we think about genre and build a world where we tell the stories we want to tell, in the ways we want to tell them.

 

 

TWICE A YEAR

 

Our issues are dedicated to spotlighting emerging Black writers and putting them beside the big voices. Submissions for Issue 1 (out June 2022) are now closed. 

If you are an emerging Black 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. Submissions for it open in July.