Introducing Black Girl Magic Lit Mag and the Return of the MCP eBookstore

Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine has just dropped its inaugural issue, and is available for just $3.99.

From their site:
Black Girl Magic Lit Mag is a literary magazine created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority voices and characters in speculative fiction, especially Black women’s voices. Black Girl Magic Lit Mag believes that by showcasing stories featuring Black female voices and characters we can create a reflection of ourselves in the literature that we love, in a world where our images are constantly controlled, shaped, and distorted by those outside of our experiences .

We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) QUILTBAG, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Our mission is to increase visibility for diverse authors, specifically women of color, and empower a wide variety of readers in the process.
...Sound familiar?

It should.  Middle Child Press was founded on similar principles, and we are proud to announce the relaunch of our eBookstore (which is still in progress).

We're still in the process of moving our inventory to the new platform, but the new store is up and running and when readers hover over the "eBookstore" link on our main site, they can skip straight to the genre of their choice.

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. This is just splendid..just beautiful!

    All of this Black love, continued spreading of Black self love..just great.

    More magazines are needed like this one because we need to be reminded that Black/POC's exists, White society exclusion of us and a statement that Hateya and you guys made a long while back and that is " if you don't tell your/our story, they will( White society) tell it for you and we all know their idea of talking about us is rarely good.

    The writer of ELLE had no idea of what # BlackGirlMagic means. Sadly she is a Black woman and is absolutely clueless to what it means. She LITERALLY thought that people was talking about Black women having powers like Samantha on Bewitched ,twinkling our way out of things..my god! It's about Black women being an inspiration to their community,celebrating their achievements,overcoming obstacles and mainly celebrating themselves as empowered Black women.. I'm quite sure ELLE loves brought her on because she probably wasn't around Black folks/culture and thought she would stir up the pot with any negativity she had. After all, they want to be make a buck to exploit Black women as being unhappy, uncultured and unaware of the world.

    Black people are right in saying that no matter how much we celebrate our culture, White society does not want us to have anything that will empower us and remind us that Black is truly beautiful. They don't want to hear about hear about the "Rosa Parks" of Saudi Arabia( Nytlive.nytimes.com) but they would quickly oblige to put a story of being loud, single baby mothers( I refuse to say "mama".), uneducated and welfare recipients.

    As Black/POC's , we overcome a lot by showing our strengths through our weaknesses mentally and spiritually. That is the true meaning of being strong Black women. This motto is often misinterpreted by others. Our weakness comes when we let others tell us that there is something wrong with being that way. These women didn't get to where they are for being weak. They got there because they believed and achieved. This is why I celebrate them all.

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    1. "adly she is a Black woman and is absolutely clueless to what it means. She LITERALLY thought that people was talking about Black women having powers like Samantha on Bewitched."

      Yes, I saw that Olympic reach of an article. Man, all she had to do was ask and save herself the dragging. Oh well. All she managed to do is make the Black Girls Are Magic movement even stronger, so I suppose I should say thanks. Either before or after Hell has a ski resort.

      Anyway, enough bytes spent on her. I am thrilled to see more and more Black/POC ventures coming to the forefront. I wish them all a success, and I will support as many as I can financially as soon as my own venture is stable enough to support me and my desire to help.

      Congrats on the relaunch!

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    2. Yes, I saw that Olympic reach of an article.

      Which is precisely why Elle couldn'y print that ish fast enough.

      Oh well. All she managed to do is make the Black Girls Are Magic movement even stronger, so I suppose I should say thanks.

      Don't think they banked on that happenin', tho....

      Either before or after Hell has a ski resort.

      Yeah, I'll book the penthouse. *sips pink champagne*

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    3. "I'm quite sure ELLE loves brought her on because she probably wasn't around Black folks/culture and thought she would stir up the pot with any negativity she had."

      I saw someone tweet to Elle (I'm paraphrasing here): "I wondered what it would look like to have a black person cry your white tears for you. Now I know."

      ........gahddam. O_O

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  2. " Man ,all she had to do was ask and save her self the dragging".
    ^
    Agreed, but some folks want to make something out of nothing. She could have been part of the celebration but she screwed herself by overanalyzing the meaning behind it. Grief!"

    " Yes I saw that Olympic reach of an article.

    Which is why precisely why Elle couldn't print that ish fast enough"
    ^Lol!

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  3. In more celebration of # BlackGirlMagic, If these two women aren't on the list they should be.

    Why am I praising Maureen A. Ochola and Jessica E. Boyd? because they have started a natural hair pageant and business convention in Columbia, South Carolina.

    I love the idea of natural hair being celebrated. Black beauty isn't revered in Miss America/Miss Universe/Miss World pageants and was pleased that Miss Jamaica 2015 wore dreadlocks though as usual, her beauty was thrown under the bus. I don't know about everybody else ,but I'm looking for something different..something that little Black girls and women can increasingly feel good about.

    Though I'm not a South Carolinian native, I have a lot of folks that live there and like the women said, the news from the Palmetto State haven't exactly been stellar. I believe that South Carolina has potential to grow more, especially drawing more minorities to that state. I didn't know that this pageant was taking place in the SC until I read about it on Bossip.com and Madamemoire.com

    In spite of me not having natural hair, I would love to check that pageant out(and yay! I'm only 2 1/2 hrs away from Columbia but bills..bills..bills ugh!). I pray for the success for their pageant to grow and for more growth minority economic growth for South Carolina.

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