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Call for Black Gay & Lesbian Writing


Mighty Real : An Anthology of New Black Gay and Lesbian Writing Edited by Royce Bryant Smith and Darius Omar Williams

This is a call for submissions for a book entitled Mighty Real: An Anthology of New Black Gay and Lesbian Writing with an introduction by one of the most groundbreaking writers from the same gender loving community. Due to a previous submission call which resulted in a limited number of submissions, we\’ve decided to broaden our call to the entire black gay and lesbian community regardless of regional location. The anthology will offer a collection of poetry, fiction and essays by black gay and lesbian writers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Not only will this book reflect contemporary issues of racism, sexism and homophobia, it will give literary and political voice to the experiences of brothers and sisters from numerous black SGL communities. Finally, this book will introduce new black gay and lesbian writers in addition to introducing new work by more established writers.

Please submit five poems, three short stories or a critical essay on a topic of your choice reflective of your individual identity and aesthetic. Feel free to submit work from all three genres. Documented articles should follow MLA format. Previously published work WILL NOT be accepted. Please mail two hard copies of your submission along with full contact information and a short bio (to be included in anthology) to:

Darius Omar Williams c/o Mighty Real 5213 Northtowne Blvd. Apt. A Columbus, OH 43229 sanghatheatre@


Royce Bryant Smith roycbsmith@yahoo. com


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