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Midnight & indigo

Midnight & indigo is a small publisher and literary journal that provides a space for Black women writers to share their narratives with the world. Learn more here. Submit here.

midnight & indigo is a literary platform dedicated to short fiction and narrative essays by Black women writers

Our digital platform, features a diverse array of voices that connect readers to content featuring strong female lead characters or a Black female POV; across the spectrum of experience. We also publish 2-3 multi-author literary journals each year (print/ebook and/or audiobook) and 1 long-form anthology collection (upcoming 2023).

As a Black woman-owned start-up, we’re so excited that you chose us as a potential medium for your voice.

  • Calls for Journal Submissions for Short Stories and Personal Essays are held 4x per year
  • The next deadline is October 31, 2022 for short story and narrative essay submissions
  • Speculative/Horror and Book Reviews focused on works by Black women authors are accepted year-round
  • Special editions: Speculative/Horror issue and Anthology (est. December 2023)
  • We do NOT accept poetry or manuscripts. Please do not submit them, as they will not be reviewed

To increase your chances of being published, please review our current content; to gain insight into the types of stories that resonate with our readers and Editorial team. Check out our online publication: HEREprint issues: HEREand our first Speculative issue HERE.