CALLING ALL BLACK WRITERS! Killens Review of Arts & Letters is seeking essays, fiction, interviews, poetry, prose, and art, for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Gathering at the Waters.”

Fall/Winter 2017

“Gathering at the Waters: Connecting Family and Community through Literature and Art”

As they honor the centennial birth of poet, mentor, and humanitarian Gwendolyn Brooks this year, her poem “Paul Robeson” reminds us of the importance and interconnectedness of family and community. She ends the poem saying “… that we are each other’s / harvest: we are each other’s / business: we are each other’s / magnitude and bond.”

The theme of “Gathering at the Waters” connotes bringing together family and communities to look at the ways in which we affect and are part of each other’s lives. For the upcoming issue of the Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Fall 2017, we want to continue that exploration of “connecting family through literature and art” in the works of Black writers. We seek submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, poetry, memoir, photography, and visual artwork on the subjects of family, community, and unity in narratives that tell of healing, nurturing, cleansing, and reflection in the times we live in.

Send your best work. 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: July 10; Center for Black Literature; Medgar Evers College, CUNY; 1650 Bedford Avenue;Brooklyn, NY 11225 or Click here for Guidelines.