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    Black Girl Magik welcomes all self-identifying women of the African diaspora on a voyage of self-realization and self-love to contribute to “Our Stories.” Our editorial themes provide a means for us to spend time meditating on a topic, in order to focus on healing. We review submissions on a rolling basis in conjunction with our current or upcoming theme.

    submission guidelines


    e.g. photo journal, visual poem, mixed media

    Format: High resolution .jpeg(s)
    Size: 1MB max per image


    e.g. experiences within the African Diaspora, journal, current events, reviews

    Format: Word.doc, .docx
    Length: between 600 to 1000 words (with the exception of poetry)


    e.g. music video, narrative and documentary-style piece, conceptual art video, short film

    Format: YouTube link, Vimeo link, or alternative media host link (typically .mov or .mp4)


    e.g. voice note, reflection, affirmation, free-written, song

    Format: YouTube link, Vimeo link, or alternative media host link (typically .mp3)

    pitch your idea

    We accept pitches first:
    Pitches should be 100 - 200 word descriptions on the who, what, why or how of your piece, with a working title. Once pitch is approved, you will be given 1 week to send your final draft to BGM editorial.

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories (3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home