WORK WITH US

We are the brand new online publication for Black readers, writers, and publishers. We provide the content you deserve weekly, spotlight a new genre every other month, and publish annual issues that put emerging writers in conversation with the big voices. We are always looking for ways to build up our vibrant literary community and are open to any type of collaborative work with similarly-minded partners.

Readers, writers emerging and established, publishers, and others, get in touch at bigblackbooks@hotmail.com. Note we only publish Black writers and only feature books that have at least one Black author.

WRITERS

We are open to working with writers at all levels of experience and are particularly interested in aspiring writers with no publications to their name. We are constantly looking for reviews, interviews, personal essays, opinions, think pieces, reading lists, criticism, long-form features, and any other non-fiction. We value well-thought-out, forward-thinking, and ultimately daring writing that adds to the conversation and brings new perspectives to light. Send us an email pitching us your best idea/s (100-150 words per idea). We also publish pieces on a specific genre every other month. Should you wish to write for our bimonthly spotlights, email us to receive a list of our upcoming genres. Fiction, poetry, and other creative writers should look out for our annual issues in which we publish all forms of writing, including non-fiction. Our issues feature the most promising emerging writers and put them in conversation with the big voices. Submissions for Issue 2 will open in 2023.

Please note we are entirely volunteer-run and are in no position to pay our writers. Changing this is one of our priorities and we are working towards this dream.

PUBLISHERS

We accept review copies, interview requests, author essays, extracts, and much more. We are genre-irreverent and open to all your titles (as long as they feature at least one Black author). We carefully consider all pitch emails and invite you to email us to learn more about our upcoming bimonthly genre spotlights and annual issues.