BLACKBERRY: a magazine is a literary magazine featuring black women writers and artists. Its goal is to expose readers to the diversity of the black woman’s experience and strengthen the black female voice in both the mainstream and independent markets. We hope to illuminate the exceptional work of a newer generation while reaching back to those whose words may have been ignored.
We have published talented up-and-coming artists as well as prize-winning fellows. Past issues have included Stephania Byrd, Leesa Cross-Smith, Brenda Bell Brown, Tara Betts, Esme-Michelle Watkins, and Cynthia Manick.
We are published 4 times a year on the 15th of March, June, September, and December. Each issue contains poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art, and photography by new and established voices.
Each print issue is manufactured in the USA, perfectly bound on #80 gloss stock. Digital issues are delivered as a PDF readable on almost all mobile devices including iPad, Kindle, and Nook.
See the original Kickstarter campaign here.