“Our stable of authors is art oriented with a focus on poetry from women and black poets”


Our first open call for poetry chapbooks closed on June 7th. Thank you to everyone who sent in work – we received nearly 250 submissions from around the world! Click on 'our chapbooks' tab above to discover our first 5 poets. These chapbooks are due to be published end of Feb 2021.


The call out for our first anthology is now live.


full urban


BLACK SUNFLOWERS are launching the open call for their first anthology: SMEOP (i)

The subtitle for this anthology is FULL URBAN – make of that what you will

For our first anthology we are looking for your best poems on any subject and in any style


Send us up to 3 poems, and no more than 5 pages at the submittable link here:

One entry per poet

Each entry costs $3

Free entry for Black Sunflowers crowd-funders – please contact us via email /contact form

Open to poets internationally, age 18+


Submissions open July 1st and close 30th September 2020. Decisions will be announced in December. Selected poets will receive a nominal fee of £15


Check your submissions carefully – we do not allow any submissions to be edited. If you wish to amend your submission, please withdraw it and re-submit. Collaborations are welcome. Please remove identifying information from your document. We will start reading and assessing submissions before the closing date. We accept previously published work but please indicate where published on your entry


Any queries please contact us via the form on our website

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