Bronzeville Books is proud to introduce its online magazine, the Bronzeville Bee.
At this time, The Bronzeville Bee is closed to original unpublished short fiction submissions. For more information and to find out how to be among the first to learn when we reopen to submissions, go here.
We consider stories up to 3,000 words in length during open submission windows. Preferred genres include crime, sci fi, fantasy, horror and YA.
Payment is 5 cent per word U.S. for first Worldwide English publication rights for short stories.
Stories must not have been previously published online in any form, via website, blog, etc.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, we ask that you inform us immediately if you place your story elsewhere.
Multiple submissions are NOT accepted.
Stories that are rejected cannot be resubmitted unless the writer is invited to resubmit.
Please use the formatting guidelines found here with one note: no underlining. If you intend for any part of the text to be in italics, put it in italics. The guidelines here are pretty standard: common font such as Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1-inch margins, first line of each paragraph indented 0.5 inches (not manually with spaces but by first line indent settings).
Submissions should be sent with the words 'Short Fiction Submission' in the subject line. Ideally, the name of the story and the word count will follow that information in the subject line. The story should be sent as an attached Word document. We will not read any works sent as a PDF or RTF; if the document has to be downloaded to be read, it will not be considered.
Absolutely no adults having sex with minors, and no humans having sex with animals.
The Bronzeville Bee will also be publishing non-fiction articles. The Bee will consider pitches from diverse writers who will write about arts, culture & entertainment by diverse artists. Information requests and pitches can be sent to Sandra Ruttan via email.
Please put ‘non-fiction article information’ or ‘non-fiction article pitch’ in the subject line and allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Our payment rate is 10 cents U.S. per word. Article lengths are subject to contract when negotiated. No writer is guaranteed publication until paperwork signed by both writer and editor is complete.
Refer to the site and published articles to ensure your pitch is suitable.
Please reference Bronzeville Bee Pitch or Question in the subject line of your email.
Questions and submissions should be directed to Sandra Ruttan: email@example.com
Submission guidelines are maintained at Bronzeville Bee. Read them before submitting material. Read them before sending material or questions.
Bronzeville Bee publishes articles most days of the week. These include non-fiction articles on contract, short stories we've accepted, reflections pieces written by Bronzeville Books' editorial team, and writing and publishing articles written by Bronzeville staff. Read what we publish before submitting. to ensure that your pitch or story may be a good fit for us.
We will not publish any content we perceive as being a cultural or personal attack, or content that promotes racism, sexism or bias against other diverse groups.