Calling Submissions for Sixteen Magazine Issue 5: Black

Sixteen Magazine are calling Submissions for Issue 5: Black

“Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.”
― Ann Demeulemeester


We’re looking for poems and short stories with the theme of black. There are no big rules except your piece of work should be the best it can be. It should be as long as it needs to be and it should be ready for publication. Please see our full submission guidelines before you submit. 

To submit your work, please email it in any of the following formats: doc, docx, txt, rtf to Don’t forget to make sure the subject line has the word “SIXTEEN” in it or we won’t be able to email you back.

Deadline is: 16th January 2016

Sixteen Mag-Get your writing in!

I edit the fiction side of Sixteen Magazine along with my husband, Simon who looks over the poetry side of it.


Each issue is based on a colour theme and this month’s was brown. That is a hard prompt but I got the chance to read some very cool and different pieces of short fiction. In the end, I chose Shivaun Conroy and her piece, Jimmy and the patient.

Have a read below and leave your comments and get writing for this month’s theme which is white.