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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Obsidian is open for one-act submissions


Deadline: October 15, 2023

Submit via Submittable

Obsidian will accept submissions for our next general issue from May 15, 2023 to October 15, 2023, via our online submission management system. Submissions via postal mail or email will be discarded without response. Before making a submission, please click on the tabs below to read our submission guidelines. To submit, use the Obsidian submission management system found at this link obsidian.submittable.com/submit.

Drama/Performance: submit one act or a collection of short scenes no longer than twenty pages (20) following Samuel French or the Dramatists Guild suggested formatting. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained.

Obsidian cultivates, through publication and critical inquiry, Black imagination, innovation, and excellence—supporting Black, African, and African Diaspora creatives globally.

Obsidian celebrates nearly fifty years of continuous publication and is dedicated to publishing contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art biannually in print and year round online.

Supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Publications Unit in the Department of English at Illinois State University, a body corporate and politic of the State of Illinois and a 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1975 and recognized for editorial achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Obsidian’s full archive is available through JSTOR.

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