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The Diverse Writers & Artists of Speculative Fiction

Mission: To Explore Where People of Color Go for Speculative Fiction

The mission of DWASF is to provide a support network for writers and artists of diverse speculative fiction. This mission is achieved through presenting at reading or speculative fiction conventions, art expos, film festivals, and other related events; mentoring other writers and artists; promoting members’ writing and art; hosting conventions; and sponsoring publications to showcase the work of member writers and artists.

Strap in and enter worlds of wonder in Chosen Realities: Summer 2020. The Journal contains a dazzling array of short stories, scripts, interviews, and more! Stroll through fantastical universes, rocket through science fiction landscapes, and muse on poetry in this jam-packed introductory volume of the Journal of Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction. Entertainment and enlightenment await!

Black Hole Sun by ZestyLimey

You may be looking for some Afrofuturistic art for your project. Click the links to the artist and contact them on Deviant Art to collaborate!

The Write Life found 39 reputable, well-reviewed, free writing contests for poets, fiction writers, essayists and more. With thousands of dollars in cash prizes and numerous opportunities to secure a publishing contract, you’re sure to find the right free writing contest for your work.

Not all of these literary journals are currently open to submissions but many are. A link to their website or a full review of the publisher is embedded in their name. The genres they accept are mentioned in the brief description. (From Authors Publish)

Featured Writer:

B. Sharise Moore

Great things are happening with DWASF member, B. Sharise Moore! In the past few months she—

  1. Was named an acquiring editor at World Fantasy Award Winning and Hugo nominated, Fiyah Literary Magazine in April.

  2. Won a $5,000 award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation in May.

  3. Launched an indiegogo campaign to fund an Afrofuturist Textbook for Middle Schoolers in June.…/conjuring-worlds-an-…/x/6689563…

  4. Officially launched an LLC last week.

  5. Had her short story, "The Lover, the Brother, the Jeweler, and the Ring" featured in Chosen Realities: Summer 2020, a Journal of Speculative Fiction. It features poetry, essays, and art by diverse writers (DWASF).

  6. Has been signed to FUSE LITERARY AGENCY!!!

B. Sharise Moore is a New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers University. Moore’s poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies and journals such as The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology and Fiyah Literary Magazine.

At present, she is a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher, host of Moore Books with B. Sharise on YouTube, an acquiring editor for Fiyah Literary Magazine, and a graduate student at McDaniel College where she is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her debut YA magical realism novel, Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars is scheduled for release this fall.


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