Thank you for your interest in contributing to AYO! The editors look forward to learning more about your ideas and work.

We are dedicated to publishing thoughtful nonfiction and creative writing reflective of Black women and their experiences. Please review the following guidelines in their entirety.

We only accept electronic submissions. Email your submissions to

Acceptable document formats are doc, docx.

Only share original unpublished works. Please send finished work only.

Please do not email images of artwork. If you would like to share visual components to your piece, please email with links to your portfolio or past work.

Please allow 5 business days for someone to review your submission and follow-up.

Thank you!

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