Calling the creators of tomorrow's stories!
We are proud to announce that we're accepting submissions for our first anthology! Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) writers are invited to share short stories, poetry, and essays.
We have the power to imagine our future and in our upcoming anthology, Future Splendor: Celebrating A New Renaissance, we boldly ask how do you WANT to see the future? Tell us your vision.
We’re looking for Afrofuture, Sci-Fi, speculative fiction visions of the 2020s and beyond. We challenge you to share visions of liberation, joy, empowerment, and more.
To get you in the mindset, realize 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, we’re very much in the future.
“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 we’re seeking in a nutshell! We hope you find his quote both informative and inspirational.
Additionally, we are open to any questions you may have about submitting work.
March 31st, 2021
What is bee infinite looking for?
Send us your short stories, poetry and essays at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Apply for a Microgrant!
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!
NOTE: We have started our reading period. If you would still like to submit work for our BIPOC anthology, don’t hesitate to reach out over email at email@example.com!