Looking for something different to read? Well, October is Black Speculative Fiction month. You could even win a prize! Lots of events going on in America, but even if you’re on this side of the Pond, you can still follow the links to some fascinating sites or get the special horror-themed issue of Black Girl Magic (out on the 15th).
We often hear complaints that non-white and non-male characters and writers don’t appear often enough in the halls of genre fiction, so it is great to be able to report that a new ezine is promoting genre fiction with black female characters, and also encouraging writers from outside the mainstream to contribute.
Yes, the first issue of Black Girls Magic Lit Mag is now available for $3.99.
If you’d like to read an excerpt from the magazine, short story “Nautical Dawn” by Miri Castor is on the site.