Shade Literary Arts is literary organization for queer writers of color.

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Submissions for our 2021 Fall/Winter Issue is open for poetry and art submissions. 

Deadline is August 31 11:59pm PST.

You can submit your lovely work here.

But wait, there's more...

A poetry prize for Trans/GNC writers of color. 

Cash prize + publication in the 2021 Fall/Winter Issue of The Shade Journal for the winner and finalists. 

Judged by Xandria Phillips. 

Deadline is August 31 11:59pm PST.

You can submit your beautiful work here.

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We are raising funds to support this prize. Donations to Thee Space poetry prize go to the winner, finalists, and judge. You can extend your support, by donating to our GoFundMe here.

The Shade Journal - 2021 Spring/Summer Issue

Poetry by: 
Rasha Abdulhadi
Kweku Abimbola
MiLisa Coleman
Gavin Yuan Gao
Christina Im
Mina Khan
noor
February Spikener
travis tate

D'mani Thomas
Arati Warrier

Art by:
Sanam Sheriff

Book Review of Horsepower by Joy Priest, written by jon jon moore

Cover Art by Sanam Sheriff / Cover Design by FEYXUAN
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