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50 Years of Hip-Hop Anthology Purple Ink Press (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

Call For Submissions for a multi-genre anthology to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop. We want your best poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid work, lyrics, songs, and art created with a hip-hop vibe. Send us Old skool, new skool, and everything in between. We especially encourage queer and BIPOC writers and artists to please submit. We look forward to seeing what you have got.

Thank you for trusting us with your work. We are excited to read it. Like you, we are writers. We will do our best to review submissions within 4-8 weeks. But we might take a bit longer. If you haven’t heard from us in 12 weeks, feel free to drop us a line.

Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be the author’s original work.
  • Please only submit work with lyrics that are your own. We do not publish work with outside lyrics. Why? Because permissions are needed for each lyric, and this is often very expensive.
  • Poetry submissions may include 3-4 poems per submission. Please submit all your poems in one document.
  • Please title your submission file: Firstname_Lastname_Genre (ex: Jane_Doe_Poetry)
  • Visual artists, please include up to 3 pieces per submission in jpeg format, under 7MB. If accepted, we will ask for a hi-res version.
  • Works of prose (fiction and non-fiction) may be up to 5,000 words per submission.
  • Work can be previously published, but you need to have the publication rights.
  • Song Submissions: Please submit links to your songs. We cannot accept song files.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted to all different genres. For instance, you can submit poetry and art, and fiction.
  • Please include a short bio of 120 words or less must.
  • A Word document is the preferred format. PDFs will also be accepted.
  • Submissions for this anthology will close in March 2024

Call for Poetry/ Fiction/ Art/ Lyrics Free Tip Jar Option

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Closes on Sunday, June 30, 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 118 days)

Guidelines:

  • Submissions must be the author’s original work.
  • Poetry submissions may include 3-4 poems per submission. Please submit all your poems in one document.
  • Please title your submission file: Firstname_Lastname_Genre (ex: Jane_Doe_Poetry)
  • Visual artists, please include up to 3 pieces per submission in jpeg format, under 7MB. If accepted, we will ask for a hi-res version.
  • If you are submitting lyrics select poetry and include "lyrics" in your title.
  • Works of prose (fiction and non-fiction) may be up to 5,000 words per submission.
  • Work can be previously published, but you need to have the publication rights.
  • Song Submissions: Please submit links to your songs. We cannot accept song files.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are accepted to all different genres. For instance, you can submit poetry art, and fiction.
  • Please include a cover letter. Why do you think your work would be a good fit for this print anthology? Where did you hear about us? Please include your socials if you have any.
  • Please include a short bio of 100 words or less.
  • A Word document is the preferred format. PDFs will also be accepted.
  • This is a print anthology that will be published in late 2024.
  • Contributors will receive a copy of the anthology.

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