It’s finally happening—we are accepting submissions for our first annual digital magazine! It’s really real y’all.
In honor of our namesake—Watermelanin (if you don’t know the story, read it here)—our first issue’s theme is a love letter to satire. People of color have been turning horror in to hilarity for centuries—using humor to comment on society and cope with daily life. Satire isn’t new to our communities and we know some of you have been itching to stretch those satirical muscles. It’s about time we showcase your genius.
Bring us your dark humor, your coping mechanisms, your commentary, and playful disgust. Show us your literary sneer. Make us laugh at the absurd, horrifyingly beautiful words you write.
The world is a dark place sometimes, but we can poke fun at it.
Submissions for Issue One are open from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Check out the submission guidelines below and send us your best.*
Submissions are for 2019 are closed. Look out for Issue 1 in September.