Call For Literary Art

WINTER '21 Theme:

Rest assured, we gon be alright! Don’t you love my resting bitch face? Rest up, you have a long journey ahead. You see the magic that happens when I stop rushing, and start resting? 

Black Femme Collective calls for creative nonfiction submissions from Black Queer Femme Storytellers engaging in the theme REST.




  • the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep.
  • refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor.


  • to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.
  • to relieve weariness by cessation of exertion or labor.

We want your meditations on how capitalism has caused personal unrest. Send us your daydreams that do away with demands to produce every second of every day. Submit your personal stories that center rest as the most holy form of resistance. 

Black Femme Collective solely publishes creative nonfiction (personal essays, cultural criticism, interviews, and articles). We also publish literary hybrid work with complex components in cross-genre nature that reflects Black Femme Queerness.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submitted works must be no more than 3,500 words 
  • Send your submissions to
  • All submissions are due no later than 11:59 pm PT on October 24, 2021


  • Contributors receive between $150-$300 for their creative nonfiction

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