Killens Review of Arts & Letters

The Killens Review of Arts & Letters is published twice a year by the Center. The publication is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks short stories, essays, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and interviews related to the various cultural, sociopolitical, and historical experiences of writers and artists from the African Diaspora, as well as the African continent. The aim is to provide accomplished and emerging writers, as well as educators and students, with opportunities to create and expand the canon of literature produced by writers and artists of African ancestry.

While the Killens Review welcomes unsolicited material, we prefer to publish original material, i.e. first-ever stories. Unless otherwise selected by the editors, we cannot publish work that has previously appeared elsewhere in print or on the web. Prospective contributors are asked to submit work that is aligned with the current theme (the themes are announced in advance).

There is an open call for submissions. The deadline is July 12, 2021 (11:59 pm ET). Click HERE for details and guidelines. We respond to all submissions within two months.

Please note: Material in this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

Clarence V. Reynolds is the Editor-In-Chief. Please contact him via email:


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