While online media are still experimental tools for literary publication and no one can be certain exactly what kinds of differences they will make in linking writers and audiences, it is our assumption that one fundamental editorial principle applies in this realm as it does in the print realm. That sole principle is excellence. Writing published by this journal will be the very best available, and it is the first responsibility of the editors—by selective solicitation, and by intelligent winnowing—to make certain that this is always the case. Each issue of Blackbird will be permanently archived online. We are also committed to the principle that writers should be paid for their work.
Poetry: send up to six poems at a time. Single-space, please; set your poem as you want it to appear on the printed page. (If submitting online, put all poems into one document, as the submissions software will not allow you to submit individual poems separately.) Fiction: Double-space, please. We primarily look for short stories, but novel excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Nonfiction: Double-space, please. We primarily look for personal essays, but memoir excerpts are acceptable if self-contained. Unsolicited book reviews and criticism are not considered. Gallery: Plays are accepted. We do not accept unsolicited visual art work, but if you produce video essays, please query us about your work.
Please see their guidelines before submitting: https://blackbird.vcu.edu/v21n2/submissions.shtml
Information on Contests:
No contests at this time.
Editor: Gregory Donovan and Mary Flinn
Mailing Address: Blackbird Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English PO Box 843082 Richmond, VA? 23284-3082
Submission Guidelines: http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v10n1/submissions.shtml
Approximate Response Time Six months
Publishes: Twice a year, fall and spring
Year Founded: 2002
Online Submissions? Yes