BLF Press is a small, author-centered, independent, Black feminist press. We anticipate publishing one to two titles of extraordinary quality a year.  

We are open to various types of literary work. While we welcome all submissions that meet our guidelines, we are especially interested in work that centers women, particularly women of color and same gender loving women. Our preferred genres are literary fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and short fiction. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work (this includes work published on blogs). If your work is under serious consideration elsewhere, please wait until you've received a decision before submitting it to us. We ask for limited print and electronic rights. 

We accept Microsoft Word files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

  • Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font
  • Five-space paragraph indents
  • One-inch margins
  • Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header
Ends on December 30, 2018

BLF Press is seeking full-length manuscripts (40,000-80,000 words) from Black women writers. Poetry collections should be at least 50 pages. We are especially interested in literary fiction and short story collections. We do not accept erotica, romance, the paranormal, or horror. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work (this includes blogs and websites). If your work is under serious consideration elsewhere, please wait until you've received a decision before submitting it to us. 

We accept Microsoft Word and RTF files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

·      Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font

·      Five-space paragraph indents

·      One-inch margins

·      Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header

General Guidelines:  

We are open to various types of literary work. While we welcome all submissions that meet our guidelines, we are especially interested in work that centers women, particularly women of color and same gender loving women. Our preferred genres are literary fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and short fiction. 

Please send us your very best unpublished work (this includes work published on blogs).  Prose (fiction and non-fiction) manuscripts should be from 40,000-80,000 words; poetry collections should be at least 50 pages. If your work is under serious consideration by another publisher, please wait until you have received a decision before submitting it to us.

We accept Microsoft Word files only. Please use the following formatting guidelines:

·      Double-spaced Times New Roman or similar font

·      Five-space paragraph indents

·      One inch margins

·      Name, title, genre, page number in the upper right hand corner of the header

BLF Press