Call for Articles

Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF)

DWASF is calling for articles for publication in the first issue of its magazine, Celebrating Craft. The first issue will concern flash fiction, as well as writing basics such as world-building, plotting, and developing characters. Requested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How to write flash fiction 
  • Where to submit your flash fiction 
  • Flash fiction contests
  • How to world build 
  • How to plot
  • How to develop characters
  • How to write the Other
  • How to self-edit
  • Common grammatical errors 
  • Diversity in science fiction
  • Diversity in fantasy
  • Diversity in horror
  • How to self-publish
  • Afrocentric writing workshops and conventions


The issue will also feature interviews with writers and artists. Please let us know if you would be interested in being interviewed.


Important Dates


Article submission deadline: July 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance of an article: July 30, 2017

Camera-ready article: August 15, 2017

Publication: October 1, 2017


Submission Guidelines


DWASF invites high-quality original articles on the craft of writing. The first issue of the magazine will highlight flash fiction, but articles on other writing topics are welcome. Please submit 1,000- to 4,000-word articles in 12-point Times New Roman with 1-inch margins to K. Ceres Wright at Authors of accepted articles will receive $15 and a copy of the magazine.




If you have any questions regarding the call for articles, please send an email to




K. Ceres Wright, President

John Edward Lawson, Vice President

Diane Williams, Executive Director

Gina Anderson, Media Outreach Coordinator

Stafford Battle, Web Master

B. Sharise Moore, Events Coordinator

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