SEND US YOUR GEMS.

Artwork, poetry, fiction, articles, or meaningful music reviews - we publish in a range of categories and are looking for raw and unapologetic artistry from Black creatives.

Keep scrolling to read more about our submission guidelines.

ANNUAL MAGAZINE SUBMISSIONS

Our submission period comes around once a year.

Our submissions window is currently CLOSED for our annual printed edition.

 

 

Our 19/20 theme was STIR.

 

A reaction to DAWN’s first light.

The small unconscious twitch of a sleeping hand.

The mixing of elements until they become unrecognisable.

Maggi, hurricanes, afro-funk and mass migration.


We were blinded by the work submitted for our first edition I:DAWN,

and now we want to know what STIR means to you.

Is it an essay on ideologies that stir you the wrong way?

Does it bring recollections of rice and peas being stirred in a dutchie pot?

An interview with an artist on their way up?

A thoughtful commentary piece on the way companies

seem to rely on evoking Black outrage for marketing ploys,

the effect of Black influencers on pop culture,

or racial inequality in vulnerability to climate change?
 

We’re looking for pieces about anything stirring

from emotions to shifting experiences,

or anything that has changed your creative direction as a Black artist/writer.
 

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CATEGORIES

~ Art & Fashion ~

 

  Please submit up to 8 images or photographs 

with a short description of how your work relates to the theme. 

All image submissions to be .jpg or .png, and at least 3ooDPI

 

OR

 

Up to 3 reviews, think-pieces, or articles

max. 800 words sent in separate Word documents 

with each file named after the title of the piece.  

 

 

~ Film & Theatre / History & Politics / 

Lifestyle & Culture ~

 

Up to 3 reviews, think-pieces, or articles

max. 800 words, to be sent in separate Word documents

with each file named after the title of the piece.  
 


~ Poetry & Fiction ~

 

Up to 3 poems of 42 lines max. 

Fiction pieces minimum 1,500 words maximum 5,000 words

 Each poem to be in a separate Word document file

with each document title including your first and last name

and  the title of the poem.

 

 

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When emailing, please make the subject of your email the category you are submitting under (Poetry/Fiction/History etc), followed by your first name and last name. 

Please complete the submission form below and send all documents via email to onyxeditor@gmail.com

We’re also accepting pitches. They should be no longer than 200-250 words, and set out clearly what you want the piece to be about, with relevant links or a moodboard for reference. Send it to us at onyxeditor@gmail.com, with the subject line as ‘Pitch -’ and then your proposed piece title.

 

 

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