Midnight & Indigo Submission/ How to Submit (

Midnight & Indigo is a literary platform dedicated to publishing short fiction and narrative essays by black women writers.

Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to submit character-driven short stories. Stories should feature strong female lead characters or black female POV.

Book reviews focused on works by black women authors are accepted by the magazine year-round but manuscripts and poetry are not accepted.

Eligibility for Midnight & Indigo Submission

  • Black women writers are encouraged to submit
  • No age restriction
  • No entry fee but there is No optional fee of $20 which will put your work at the top of the reading list for review
  • Though this will not influence acceptance of your submission

Submission Deadline

January 10, 2021

Guidelines for Midnight & Indigo Submission

  • Work must be previously unpublished
  • Word count should be included at the top of the submission
  • Submission must be on or before the deadline

Speculative fiction

  • This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, fairytale fantasy, and supernatural fiction
  • A minimum word count of 1500 words
  • This should be submitted through this submittable
  • Responses for the submission will be by February 23, 2021

Short story

  • All genres are accepted but we prefer something readers easily connect to
  • A minimum word count of 1,500 words
  • Submissions should be through this submittable
  • Responses will be by March 31, 2021

Narrative/Personal Essays

  • A minimum word count of 1,200 words
  • Responses will available by March 31, 2021
  • You should not include a list format like “5 ways to…” or inspirational instructions
  • Submissions should be through this submittable

Book Reviews

  • Word count should be 1000 words and above
  • Book must be by a black woman author 
  • There is no compensation for book review
  • Submissions should be through submittable

Prizes for Midnight & Indigo Submission

  • $175
  • Publication


You can familiarize yourself with their work to increase your chances of being accepted. You can check their online publication or print issues.

To create an interesting character-driven story, you can click here or here if you are finding it difficult to choose the perfect POV for the story you want to write.

Good Luck!




One thought on “Midnight & Indigo Submission/ How to Submit (

  • Nov 30, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Many thanks, keep it coming.



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