$5.00 USD

The Keeping Room Submission Guidelines:

Prose: Fiction and Creative Non-fiction (including social commentary) pieces may be up to 5,000 words in length and may include facilitating original artwork or photography. Stock or unoriginal photos must include credit to the original source.

Poetry: Poets may submit up to 3 original poems (free verse or traditional form) and may include facilitating original artwork or photography. Stock or unoriginal photos must include credit to the original source.

Artwork: Artists should submit their artwork in the form of a photo essay. Photo essays should include at least 3 to 5 original images incorporating the artist’s medium of choice (i.e. painting, collage, photography, ceramic, etc.). Artwork may include original facilitating captions or writing.

Book Reviews and Interviews: Book reviews and interviews should be no more than 2,000 words. We are particularly interested in books by black women and interviews about women making a difference in their community. 

  • Book reviews should include the title, including a bibliographic citation for the work (i.e., title in full, author, place, publisher, date of publication, price, and ISBN). They should summarize the book without giving away any spoilers.  Be sure to include the book’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as your assessment of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interviews should include a photo of the woman being interviewed. 

All contributors: Any relevant links should be included in the body of the submission. Please include a short bio (75 words or less) as well as a headshot to be published with your submission if accepted. Accepted contributors will receive $25 via PayPal. 

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