About Serendipity

Serendipity is a new literary journal specializing in poetry, prose, and art that engages with issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and intersecting identities.  The journal is a collaborative effort between BLLC conveners S. (Stephanie) Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.

Serendipity seeks work that explores, celebrates, and interrogates all aspects of our identities; and work that delights and beguiles our readerly sensibilities. We will produce an online bi-annual publication, (Winter and Summer), and an annual print publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that amplifies marginalized voices, particularly that of same-gender loving women of color.

Editors: S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle

2017-2018 Editorial Calendar:

  • Winter 2016 (Premiere) Issue: Deadline September 30, 2016
  • Summer 2017 Issue: Deadline May 31, 2017
  • Winter 2018 Issue: Deadline November 30, 2017

To keep up with calls for submissions, special issues, and more, sign up for the Serendipity email list here.


Submissions for Issue #2 of Serendipity are open until May 31, 2017.

Theme: Writing as Resistance

Writers: We accept prose submissions under 5,000 words and no more than 3 poems, in either .doc or .docx format.

Artists: Please submit up to six images in separate files.

All work must be previously unpublished.

Cover letters are optional.

Please include a current bio.

All Serendipity contributions are currently unpaid.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

If you have any questions email us at info@blacklesbianliterarycollective.com. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

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