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Important: Please only submit to one category per submission period, unless you are submitting blog posts, artwork, or work to the BF contest. 

We are closed to general free submissions and will open submissions again on September 1, 2021. Paid services/categories, blog posts, and art will remain open during our closed periods. We will consider those specified submissions for the current issue. If you find that you are not able to submit for free during our open period, that means we have reached our submission limit for the month. 

Black Fox Literary Magazine is a print and online biannual publication featuring quality fiction of all styles and genres, poetry, nonfiction, art, and photography. Our Summer issue is published at the end of July, and the Winter issue is published at the end of January.  

Summer Issue Submission Period: March 2, 2021--May 31, 2021.  

Winter Issue Submission Period: September 1, 2021--November 30, 2021.  

Please view our submission guidelines underneath the "Submit" section of our website before submitting your work. Reminder: submit in only ONE category per period (with the exception of art and blog posts). Please DO NOT submit work before it's ready. Take your time and polish your work to the best of your ability before sending it in. No changes can be made to your submission after we receive it. 

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Donations help us with administration costs and our eventual goal of paying contributors. We are also hoping to make it to AWP each year, and donations can help with this. You may submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and blog posts to this category. Donations cannot be refunded. This is entirely optional and writers can still submit their work at no cost. Thank you for continuing to support Black Fox.

Make sure to read our submission guidelines before submitting. Please DO NOT submit work that isn't ready. Take your time and polish your work to the best of your ability before sending it in. No changes can be made to your submission after we receive it.

A response time of 4 weeks is guaranteed. Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font. Fiction submissions should be no more than 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should be no more than 3 poems (poetry does not need to be double-spaced). Author's name, and page number should appear in the top right-hand corner of every page. Please visit our submission guidelines underneath the "Submit" section of our website. 

Please DO NOT submit work that isn't ready. Take your time and polish your work to the best of your ability before sending it in. No changes can be made to your submission after we receive it.

A response time of 2 weeks is guaranteed. Please make sure your manuscript is double-spaced with 12 point font. Fiction submissions should be no more than 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should be no more than 3 poems (poetry does not need to be double-spaced). Author's name, and page number should appear in the top right-hand corner of every page. Please visit our submission guidelines underneath the "Submit" section of our website.

Please DO NOT submit work that isn't ready. Take your time and polish your work to the best of your ability before sending it in. No changes can be made to your submission after we receive it.

Art
We are looking for artwork to be featured on the covers of our issues. Please send your best artwork, including drawings, photographs etc. Please do not send more than five pieces of art at a time. If submitting multiple pieces, we prefer images to be in one document. Review previous covers to get a feel for our tastes.  


The Black Fox blog is always looking for contributors. We are particularly interested in articles on the craft of writing, book reviews, book news, and publishing news. If it's writing, book, or publishing-related then this is the place for it. If we like your article, we'll publish it on our blog.

Please DO NOT submit work that isn't ready. Take your time and polish your work to the best of your ability before sending it in. No changes can be made to your submission after we receive it.

Black Fox Literary Magazine