Call for Submissions from ColorLines

I’ve been trying to track down this call for fiction submissions for awhile. Another practicing writer told me about it earlier this spring but I wasn’t able to find the call on the magazine’s own Web site. (As you may have figured out by now, if you follow this blog or our newsletter, my preference is to take you directly to the source, so to speak, whenever I can. And even then, if I’ve found out about the opportunity from another writer’s blog/site or an announcement list, I try to give that piece of research/discovery credit where it’s due.)

Anyway, in this case I wrote to ColorLines and the associate publisher was kind enough to e-mail me back with the information:

ColorLines, the national newsmagazine on race and politics, is proud to announce its first issue devoted to fiction!

We’re looking for short stories and novel excerpts written by people of color. We are specifically interested in fiction that addresses the themes of race, politics, immigration and culture. We are open to a range of genres including fantasy, literary stories, crime, and mystery.

Due date: July 15, 2006

Submission guidelines

Your submission should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

Send it as an electronic version (as a Microsoft Word attachment or rich text file) to daisy(at)arc(dot)org. The subject line of your email should read: SUBMISSION and your full name.

The piece should not have been previously published. Let us know if you’re submitting it simultaneously to other publications.

Payment: $100 plus two copies of the magazine.