How to Submit

BDP is a collaboration between friends from different parts of the African diaspora. It is an attempt to forge connection, facilitate collaboration, and fuel conversation by providing space where our team of thinkers and creatives can express their unique worldviews in their own way.

If you would like to join this community, we always welcome submissions that contribute to forwarding our mission.

BDP looks for pieces that offer unique perspectives and deepen what has already been created on our blog. Submissions can take on many forms: article, poem, interview, photo essay, creative nonfiction, etc. By accepting various forms, we hope that a dynamic depiction of global blackness will emerge that does not prioritize one type of knowledge over another.

All pieces should be original. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant to us and that no other rights from any third party will be necessary.

At this current time, BDP cannot offer compensation for submissions.

Please send all submissions (.doc or .docx) to [email protected] along with the following:


  1. A 1 paragraph pitch of the piece
  2. A 2-3 sentence bio

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