Specter Magazine is a force for good in the world. They published my story "A Friendly Game" and my short short, "Wolf Stories we Told That May Not be True" and then they interviewed me.
Now, I'm editing their upcoming hip-hop issue. Submit! Submit! Here are the details from the site:
There's no backstory as to why we've decided to focus on Hip-Hop. No narrative to share, no personal enlightenment to explain. I love hip-hop; I love literature: I want to see my two creative joys intersect here at Specter Magazine.
Submissions for Specter's first theme issue, The Hip-Hop Issue, are now open. We're looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art/photography which embodies a hip-hop aesthetic.
The Hip-Hop issue is scheduled for a June 4th, 2012 release (subject to change).
Submissions will be selected by guest editor Rion Amilcar Scott, who appeared in previous issues of Specter, including his Pushcart Prize nominated story, "A Friendly Game." Rion has contributed to PANK, Fiction International and Confrontation, among others. Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, he earned an MFA at George Mason University and presently teaches English at Bowie State University.
I'm thrilled to have Rion on board to edit this issue. Hip-Hop has infiltrated almost every part of the globe, from music (obviously) to dance to fashion to--now--literature.
The deadline is April 30th. Submit here.