This category is for Black/black writers to be able to submit to our press for free. Alternating Current believes in helping the world read more diverse literature. In our efforts to help black voices be heard, especially in this time of police brutality, we have removed fee barriers for black writers to be able to submit to our press.


You may submit one regular submission (of 4 stories, 6 poems, 6 history-themed, or 1 full fiction, nonfiction, or poetry book-length manuscript) per month to this category.


PLEASE follow all regular guidelines listed in the respective categories for which you are submitting, even if you use this form. The same guidelines apply to all submitters evenly.


All submissions are read incognito. All submissions through this portal are still considered for their respective awards.


DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR ANY IDENTIFYING MARKS INSIDE THE FILE, IN THE TITLE, OR IN THE FILE NAME.

•No cover pages that contain contact information or acknowledgments within the file.


We pay for all the work we accept.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.