Call for Poetry Submissions: Celebrating Black History 

Day Eight’s literary magazine, the Mid-Atlantic Review, is pleased to announce an open call for poetry submissions for a special section of the magazine, Celebrating Black History. Submissions are open from January 22-March 10, 2024. 

Selections for the Celebrating Black History section will be made by editors Rebecca Bishophall, Khadijah Ali-Coleman, and Carolivia Herron. Selected poems will be published online between February and April 2024 in the Mid-Atlantic Review.

Submissions are free and are accepted only through the Mid-Atlantic Review submittable here. 

About the Editors 

Rebecca Bishophall is the co-author of Breaking the Blank, published in 2023 by Day Eight. Rebecca has featured at Spit Dat open mic, the Afrocentric Book Expo, and elsewhere, and works in member services for a non-profit organization. She graduated from Trinity University with a major in Communications.

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D., is the 2023-2026 Poet Laureate of Prince Georges County, Maryland, and the executive director of the Hurston-Wright Foundation. She was a Theater Alliance Quadrant Playwright from 2019-2021, and a 2019 Fulbright-Hays scholar. Her work is featured in the anthology The Fire Inside: Collected Stories and Poems from Zora’s Den (ZD, 2020) and she is founder of the multidisciplinary arts company Liberated Muse Arts Group.

Carolivia Herron is an American writer of children’s and adult literature, and a scholar of African-American Judaica. She currently teaches literature at Howard University and prior taught at Harvard University, Mount Holyoke College, and others. She is the author of the children’s book, Nappy Hair, and The Selected Works of Angelina Weld Grimke.