Call for Submissions: Songs of Oshun

for Songs of Oshun

is now open.


The second anthology, Songs of Oshun, highlighting the inner landscapes of Black women in love and sexuality is now accepting submissions.

To submit your short stories, poetry, quotes, non-fiction essays, visual artwork and photographs on love and sexuality as a Black woman, contact Nichelle Calhoun at


Guidelines for Submissions:

  • Must identify as an Afro-descendant (i.e African-American, Black, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, or of the Greater African Diaspora)
  • Be willing to have your pieces edited and published.’
  • In Subject Line of E-mail Enter: Songs of Oshun/Contributor Name/Location of Origin (We try to select from wide range of locations)




15 Comments Add yours

  1. Stacy says:


    In response to the call for submissions I attempted to access, but have been informed that “Windows cannot find this website”. Please advise.

    Thank you,


    1. Greetings, Stacy! is actually an e-mail address. Send your writing as an attachment to that e-mail address.

      Hope this helps.

      Warm regards,


  2. melissadunmore says:


    Are bilingual/Spanish submissions acceptable?

    Thank you,


    1. Greetings, Melissa!

      If you don’t mind, can you submit it so that we can visually and audibly see how it flows?

      Thank you,


  3. Stacy says:

    Greetings Trelani,

    Thank you for your response. I have just one other question, please: does the writer retain copyright of their work, or does the publication assume it for accepted/published pieces? This is all rather new to me.



    1. The publication will retain copyrights. However, if you wanted to reuse the piece in the future, that’s totally permissible with proper credits (originally published in 2015 in Songs of Yemaya: Stories of Black Womanhood).


  4. Cher-Antoinette Corbin says:

    This sounds like a brilliant opportunity for our voices to be heard. I will be submitting for your consideration and thank you.



    1. We look forward to it, Cher-Antoinette. Thank you, sis!


  5. Maxi McNaughty says:

    Hi, it says that subissions will not be considered without a contract. Does that mean that a contract has to be signed before sending the subissions, if so where and how?
    Or that submissions will be accepted only subject to signing a contract?


    1. Greetings, Maxi! Submit first. If accepted, then the contract is sent. Thanks, Sis.


  6. Sauda says:

    Hey just wondering if you are accepting any artworks? I know its late to ask, but if so, I would like to submit a piece. Although it will be after the deadline. Let me know if you’re interested in original Yemaya artwork. Many thanks. I am submitting my written work very shortly.


    1. Greetings, Sauda. We are! Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Janel says:

    Greetings, I recently found out about this awesome venture. Is it too late to submit?


    1. Greetings, Janel! No, it’s not too late. We’re in the sorting phase, however, so submit your entry soon. Looking forward to it.


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