A Collection for the creators
of tomorrow's Future!
We are proud to announce that we will be releasing our first upcoming anthology, Future Splendor: Celebrating A New Renaissance! Echoing The Harlem Renaissance, we want to envision a bright and empowering future. Therefore, we've collected Afrofuturist, sci-fi, and speculative fiction visions of the 2020s. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) writers were invited to share short stories, poetry, and essays.
We boldly asked for emerging and established writers to imagine a future they WANT to see and tell us their visions of liberation, joy, empowerment, and more.
At this moment we are future ancestors of the next creatives. In the Indigenous tradition, it’s encouraged to look seven generations ahead when thinking about your legacy and impact. As of 2021-22, we’re very much in the future and aligned with the artistic ingenuity of The Harlem Renaissance.
“If we imagine ourselves into the future, how are we going to be when we get there? Can we be agents of the future or will we be objects of the future?”
- Kerry James Marshall, Artist.
Marshall describes what strive to share within this anthology in a nutshell! We hope you find his quote both informative and inspirational.
Subject to change
Send us your short stories, poetry and essays at email@example.com by March 31, 2021.
WE ARE ACCEPTING:
Short stories: 6,000 word max.
Essays: 1,000 words max.
Poetry: 800 words max.
You are welcome to submit 2-3 poems for review, and 1-2 short stories and essays for review.
For prose, please include your word count at the top of your document, use 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier New fonts. All work should be submitted in Word document format.
When submitting, make sure to include SUBMISSION in your subject line followed by the title of your piece and your name.
After our reading period, we will follow up regarding submissions!
NOTE: As a small, emerging publishing house it's our goal to provide a small benefit package for the final selected writers which will include a copy of the anthology and a monetary gift. Please know we're not buying the rights to writers' work. Writers are encouraged to submit new work, yet we will accept past work or simultaneous submissions that adhere to our theme!
DEADLINE: March 31st, 2021
With your submission, we encourage you to apply for our microgrant.
As an emerging, independent publisher, we will be awarding three BIPOC writers with $200 microgrants.
Please share a brief bio, 1 or 2 selections of either short stories, poetry, or essays,
and answer these questions below:
1. What are your thoughts on Afrofuturism, science fiction, and/or speculative fiction?
We're curious to hear your thoughts!
2. How would you describe the major influences or messages conveyed in the piece(s) you shared?
3. What are your creative writing goals for this year and/or beyond?
DEADLINE: March 31, 2021
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Bee You. Bee Kind. Bee Infinite!