Call for Submissions: Black History Month Special Issue

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.

Toni Morrison

At the Columbia Journal, we believe in creating space for and celebrating traditionally underrepresented voices. While we pursue this aim year round, this February marks our first ever Black History Month special issue. Our website will feature writing and creative expressions from artists reflecting the diversity of the African diaspora, and exploring the necessity of language in our art and lives.

Selected contributors in each category will be compensated $50. Submission is free.

Artists and writers may submit in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and art until midnight on January 15th, 2020. Please keep your art submission under 5 pages. Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, or RTF file format. Include your name and a short (300 words or less) bio should be included in the cover letter. Bios over 300 words will be truncated at the reviewing editor’s discretion.

More information on how to submit can be found here or through the button below.


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