Enter Your Stories Now for Our Super Summer Short Story Contest!

Submit a Summer-Themed Speculative Short Story! Show us just how magical or sci-fi you can get at the beach or the pool or anywhere you love to hang out in the summertime. Let your imagination roam free! We’re looking for some serious storytelling talent to promote over the Summer.

Make sure to add “Summer Contest: Title of Story” to your document name so we will know you’re entering the contest.

Only Short Stories will be submitted into the contest.

Please Read Our Guidelines Below THOROUGHLY Before Submitting Anything!

Summer Contest Deadline Ends July 1st, 2022

The first 3 winners will be published through different retailers.

1st place winner will receive a prize, publication, and promotion through all of our social media.

Please Follow the Submission Guidelines Below

Submitting to our Black Galaxy Literary Magazine is perfect if you are a Black writer who wants to get your stories published and promoted, but haven’t written a book yet or you prefer to publish short pieces to get more exposure and notoriety. Authors can submit up to 3 pieces within a 90-day period.

Literary pieces CANNOT be published anywhere else prior to publishing with us!


Flash Fiction: 500-1999 word count

$10 Submission Fee

Short Stories: 2000-8000 word count

$15 Submission Fee

Submission Fees are Non-Refundable.

If you have questions about submitting, please shoot us an email at admin@lemonsngold.com

Allow 7-10 business days for us to respond on whether your work has been accepted or not, if we have decided to move forward with you, we will email you to let you know.

Languages: Books must be written primarily in English. We do accept works that incorporate AAVE, Caribbean Patwa, and other dialects and accents; however, the bulk of the story must be written in Standard English.

International Submissions Are Welcome!

Genre: Speculative Fiction including Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary, and Romance. Stories must be written by a writer of Black/African Descent.

NOW ACCEPTING Speculative/Young Adult Stories!!

LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent, and Disabled writers ARE WELCOME!

No Horror at this time.